THE FINEST THINGS IN COLLEGE Creations Come From THE COLLEGE BOOK STORE We are in a Position to Assist You with GIFT SUGGESTIONS HOW IT ABORIGINATED The painted savage with an awful scowl upon his bedaubed countenance let out a terrifying warwhoop that spell-bound with horror his unsuspecting victim. While thus, spell-bound the Indian transfixed him with a barbed arrow. As a savage bent above his expiring victim, he grumbled satisfiedly to himself: "All you need is a dart and a holler," Which proves again that the painted Indian on the warpath was the original red, cross man. tration. WHO — WHOING THE GODS Teacher — Who was Mars? Johnny Uptadait — Secretary of war in Jupiter's adminis- Ladies' and Gents Furnishings KINPORTS ANNVILLE, PA. Student's Discount Packard and Am erican Lady SHOES Arrow Collars and SHIRTS "Say it with Flowers" The Flower Shop 19-21 North Eighth St. NURSERIES: Front and Maple Sts. Bell Phone LEBANON, PA. Satisfy Yourself Eat Burdan's Ice lOream alt jthe Ideal Restaurant I. H. ROEMIG Ladies' Room Chivalry Survived Twice before, I had been roused from a waking nap by the blare of bugles; then I finally turned out to see the passing of a battalion of French provincial troops. Soldiers of any country and at any place are well worth a little sleep — even if it be the last few winks on a summer morning These troops had a jauntiness in passing that pleased me. But this morning the rattle of music heralded a file of a dozen men clad in white duck suits, half of them wearing red hats and sashes, half of them wearing blue. Four blew bugles. The eight without bugles car- ried lances of the true medieval pattern, with points and butts padded — the size of a boxing glove. It was the day of the fete, and anyone who is acquainted with provin- cial life in France knows how the fete passes from place to place at this season — after the manner of a circus. In France, it is never too early to be amused, and many others be- sides myself had been roused to view the passing tilters; showers of coppers and silver pieces fell at the feet of the modern knights. The competitors marched through the town soliciting contributions from the merchants who profit by the popularity of these water fetes. I followed the crowds and found the lists marked out on the Seine, and in the center of one of the sides was anchored the umpire's stand. The whole was brilliant with bunting. The banks were crowded with spectators and hundreds of small craft were lined up along the ropes, from which radiated laughter, hot argument and nerve-crashing music. Two boats detached themselves from the many about the umpire's stand and moved towards opposite, ends of the lists. Each boat was rowed by two sturdy oarsmen and in the stern of each boat was raised a platform on which stood a tilter, resting on his padded lance. One worse the blue cap and sash, the other wore the red. At the, ends of the lists the boats swung around and faced each other. The rival lancemen gravely saluted and the bugles sounded out a military charge. The boats shot forward towards each other and the rival bows approached at full speed. The lancemen made a few graceful passes in the air to limber their muscles, then balanced their lithe bodies on their small square platforms. One hand was thrown backward in the true fencing manner; the other held the lance, the padded butt of which was firm against his hip. The bows crossed and there was a rattling of wooden shafts. He in the blie cap tottered 2 THE CRUCIBLE and bent as the boats drew apart. He was just on the point of being thrown into the water when he took a few jig steps and leaned statu- esquely on his lance. _ The boats withdrew to the opposite ends, swung about, and With an- other fierce blast, bore down upon each other a second time. Again, he of the blue cap tottered; but this time there was no jig step, no calm pose upon his lance. His hands were thrown wildly upward and the lance was cast upon the water. For an instant the white figure hung in mid- air and then disappeared in the foam. The Frenchmen on the banks and in the barges sent up a roar of congratulation to the victor, while a small yacht, unnoticed, picked up the vanquished. On the second bout, the two knights were more evenly matched. Once, twice, thrice they flourished and clashed their lances, and still firm on iheir feet, swept on to the opposite boundaries of tne lists, where they turned to renew the encounter. Five, six, seven bouts passed; it was not until the eighth that one of the warriers toppled and fell. Then, these bouts being finished, the victoro faced each other, held their lances at rest in their left hand, and in the right, a glass of brim- ming red wine. Every one in the crowds uncovered and was silent in the solemnity of the occasion. As they passed, their glasses clinked and they drank their wine with what seemed a true thirst, to the toast that the best man wins. And so, the sport went on, bout by bout. The final duel was between the winner of the contest of the day and the champion of the fete of the previous year. The champion was hurled headlong into the white foam, and the laurels passed on to another. That night, in the little garden beneath my billet, my host and one of the oarsmen fought the battle again, over a bottle of red wine. AS I was falling asleep, and into oblivion, I heard the clinking of glasses; and, as the red wine flowed, the hot argument of the Frenchmen resounded in my ears: "Magnifique! Mais, oni, magnifique!" ELDRIDGE M. STUMBAUGH, '20. Thetis The moonlight fell in skimmering patches upon the bridges and canals of beautiful Venice. It touched the silently moving gondolas with a soft brightness as they threaded their graceful way thiough the city, and it seemed to linger upon them as if held by the low song of the' gondolas. ,Up, up, in the clear sky, shown the stars. It was a night, of mystic beauty, but through the beauty there seemed to fall an all-pervading sadness. There was no brightness, only a few dim lights burned throughout the city and there was no sound except the gentle splash of the water and the sweet tones of the gondolas. In the palace of the Doge there burned one light; and the stars, looking in through the watdow, saw a child with feverish cheeks and tumbled curls, lying on a richly ornamented couch. A mother bent over the child and kissed him; but he lay still and only his lips moved as he said in a wistful tone, "O, Won't You Let Her Go Home?" And the mother turned away with brimming eyes. For three days and nights the child had lain thus, only whispering now and then those same plaintive words. The mother's heart was slowly 1 , breaking and she could not bear to think of life without her child, her little son, But there was nothing she could do. Her mind drifted back tc the time when, with joyous face and sunny smile ire ployed about the house or in the garden, to every one about hitn unconsciously giving some of his own irrestistible happiness. And at first he played alone. Then came that memorable day when his father oame into 3 the garden, leading bv the hand, a lovely child, a little girl asi sad 1 as the boy was joyous. And the two children played together.^ But the little girl grew no hannier And one evening he said "Mother, why did father bring Thetis to Venice? She had answered that Thetisl had come to be a sister to him, to play with him and make him happy. "But," protested the boy "she did not want to come, she wanted to stay with 'her mother whom she loves like I love you, and she says that my father's soldiers killed her father and carried her away to a foreign land. O, mother, is it true? And can't she go back. Won't father let her if I ask him? She looks so sad I can't bear it," and the boy had sobbed in her arms. But the mother knew that Thetis could not go back, that the pleas of the boy would avail toothing. And;. the shadow on the boy's face grew until it shut out the sunlight, He did not play as before and at night he lay awake for hours with wide eyes fixed on the silver stars. Then the fever had come, the fever which touched only the children, and one after an- v,~ri drooped and died. And the boy had fallen sick but he was so strong that at first .there seemed no reason for sorrow. Even the great men of medicine had said he would recover. But as the days passed he only grew weaker and now the greatest man of all had said that it was not the; fever, but the boy's mind which would not let him get well. "If the sorrow in his heart can be cured, he will live, if not . . ." The words beat upon the mother's soul. She knew that it was the sorrow of another which lay on his heart, the sorrow of the little girl who was even now preparing to return to her native Hand, for the Doge had at last, pro- cured information concerning Thetis' mother and had arranged to return the child to her. But the boy could not understand, he would never know; and the mother, blind with tears, looked out upon the beauty of the night. There was a star, and turning, the mother saw the little girl sitting by the couch, pushing back the golden curls and stroking the white fore- head of the boy, and as she watched the boy called "Thetis, Thetis." A sweet voice answered, "Here I am, don't you know me. Then came a sigh, "Won't they let you go back?" And again the sweet voice spoke, "Yes, yes, I'm goihg as soon as' there is a ship, but I can't bear to go till you are well." The boy's eyes opened for a moment, and he smiled, then with one arm outline fno" the rt'^or eir»tiT«^-T>«r Hfcti* girl, he fell asleep. And the mother knew that she need not think of life without her child; while out- side a solemn joy replaced the sadness of the moonlight. KATHERINE STINE, '23. Scientific Society The Scientific -'Society held its regular meeting Tuesday evening, Janu- ary 13th. The program was particularly interesting but the attendance marred by other numerous activities. Mr. Kleinfelter spoke in an able manner on "The History of the Streptococcus," followed by Miss Miller, who gave a very interesting paper on "The Development of the Study of Science' in American Public Schools." Next meeting, February 3rd. Everybody invited. Students and friends of Lebanon Valley greatly regret the absence of Dr. Gossard since Christmas vacation because of illness. Latest reports show his condition much improved and it is hoped he will soon be able to return to his duties. 4 THE CRUCIBLE THE CRUCIBLE VoT~VIIL Annville, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 15, 1920. No. 7. Editor in Chief HUBERT R. SNOKE, '20. Associate Editors IDA BOMBERGER, '21. GRIN J. FARRELL, '21. B. F. EMENHEISER, '21. Literary OLIVE E. DARLING, '21. RHODES STABLEY, '22 Ass't. Activities VERNA E. MUTCH, '20. HAROLD LUTZ, '23 Ass't. Athletics F. DOUGLAS BEIDEL, '20. GASTON VANDENBOSCH, '23, Ass't Alumni Editor CARROLL DAUGHERTY, '21. Music Editor, WILLIAM HERRING, '20. Business Managers CHARLES C. HARTMiAN, '20. Assistants ELWOOD HEISS, '21. GEORGE HOHL. '23. RAYMOND OBERHOLTZER, '23. RODNEY KREIDER, '22. Entered as second class matter, November 12, 1910, at the Postoffice at Annville, Pa., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price, $1.50 per year. Single copies, 15c each. Address all business communications to Charles Hartman, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. Items for publication are solicited from stu- dents and alumni, and should be in the editor's hands before the first and third Monday of each monti*-. Since the last issue of The Crucible, students at Lebanon Valley have enjoyed their Christmas vacations, with its relaxation from student worries and troubles. They have returned to school to find Semester examinations looming on the near horizon; and to many the prospect is sufficiently formidable to remove all memories of a pleasant vacation. It may be too late, to give counsel for the completion of the work of this Semester; it surely is too late to advise a set of New Year's resolu- tions to the tardy student; but a more oppoi'tuue time could not be found for the dropping of a word in regard to the second half of this year's work. With the latter half of the second Semester comes Spring with its insistent call, — away from books and laboratories. The wise student will THE CRUCIBLE 5 do well to reverse the; old adage' of "Making Hay While the Sun Shines" by reaping his crops of laboratory work and early Semester exams, while the weather is of a nature to encourage such labours so that with the com. ing of Spring and her sunshine he may be- in a position to play. New Year's resolutions may be too late but sincere resolutions for the new Semester are not loo late. Think it over and decide whether you would not profit by several such resolutions. ILLUSTRATED LECTURE BY NATIVE HINDU On Saturday evening, Jan. 24, 1920, at 8 o'clock, we will have the pleasure of having with us a Hindu, a graduate of Bombay University, India, Prof. N. K. Dhalwani, Hindu lecturer and entertainer. Prof. Dhal- wani will lecture to us on the subject, "Educational, Intellectual and Social India." In illustrating his address he will: 1. Eat soup with his fingers. 2. Wrap a big turban around his head. 3. Speak in different Hindu languages. 4. Give Hindu oration. 5. Sing Hindu Songs with (Hindu) musical instrument accompani- ment. This lecture is under direction of College Y. M. C. A. Please come and bring your friends. SHAKESPEAREAN RECITAL President Southwick, of Emerson College of Oratory, will give a lec- ture-recital on "Twelfth Night," under the auspices of the Clionian Lit- erary Society. President Southwick was here years ago and was very enthusiastically received. All lovers of Shakespear will welcome this opportunity of hear- ing one of the best interpreters of the famous dramatist. The recital will be given in chapel on Friday, January 30th. The Clio girls will have charge of the sale of tickets. All seats will be reserved and the price of admission is 50c. Sophomore Class Party The boys of the Sophomore Class held an informal party in honor of the bonnie lassies of twenty-two, Monday night, January 5th, in the Moose Hall, Lebanon. Almost all members of the jolly crew were present and all had a right jolly good time. After the greetings and a thousand wishes for the New Year had re-echoed through the hall, the company sat down to lunch. The light repast over, a snappy full-of-pep program followed. The toast- master, R. Stabley, made a few opening greetings and introduced the various toastmasters. Meyer Herr gave a short resume of the Sophomore Class from the time of its inception. The next orator, Jay Arnold, gave a live talk on "Our Future," and each one of us was filled with pride to realize that so much lay in wait for us in "the time to come." A read- ing by Pearl Seitz was greatly enjoyed, and brought forth peals of applause. Josephine Stine certainly complimented the boys of '22 in her short, sweet talk on "Our Boys." Russell Shadel, the president of the class, presented a fine talk on "Our New Year's Resolutions" — the most important of which was "Resolved to study more and socialize less." To our right honorable chaperones, Prof, and Mrs. Sheldon, was given the distinction of closing the declamatory part of the program. 6 ^ THE CRUCIBLE Freshmen Banquet Unmolested by the Sophmores and untroubled- by any Wle^toss, the members of the class of 1923 on the evening of January 5th,. brought Seir Christmas vacation to a merry end with a banquet m one of the banquet parlors of the beautiful Penn-Harris Hotel m Harrisburg. Ar- riving by ones and twos on nearly every train which pulled into the sta- tion of the capital during the day, the Freshman classmen assembled at 7.30 o'clock at the hotel and entered the banquet parlor, headed; hy Prof, and Mrs. T. B. Beatty, the chaperDnes. An elaborate and delirious fef-t. Pw^ited the members of tbe class in the spacious) parlor, which was artistically decorated with pennants and dreamers of Blue and White. Dishes to satisfy the most epicurean ap- nr-te^, orchestral music to delight the most fastidious ears and toasts and readings to entertain the most sanctimonious hning« — fll t**«e t+« man had in abundance and with these they made merry until a late' hour. With George O. Hohl as toastmaster, this program was given: "The Class What It Has Been, What It Is, What *Xt Will Be," President Lester Williard; "Our Faculty," Vice-President Lucile Shenk; reading, Secretary Helen Hughes; Vocal Solo, Treasurer Ralph Shader; Reading, Miss Alta Bortz. Snappy and spicy impromptu speeches, in wlhich every member of the class participated and which were interspersed with readings by Prof. Beatty and special selections by the orchestra, followed the program. Pr/ior to this the Freshmen had enjoyed to the full several courses of tasty viands, which included tbe following: Oysters, cm half shell; celery, olives, roast chicken with dressing, candied yams, green peas, Romaine salad, Thousand Island Dressing, Neapolitan ice cream, cakes, coffee. The singing of "Alma Mater" brought the banquet to an end and a large truck conveyed the merry-making, singing and shouting Freshmen down the highway from home and pleasure back to school and study. Just as the clock of the administration building pealed out the hour of two, Freshmen couples plodded up the campus paths, sleepy, it is true, but still as happy and snappy and fresh as ever. Second Monthly Recital Lebanon Valley College Conservatory of Music held its- second month- ly recital class, Wednesday, December 17, 1919. The program was as follows : 1. Piano — "Five Elise" Beethoven MISS VERNA PELL 2. Piano — "Chattering Birds" Townsend MISS ELIZABETH FARNSLOR 3. Organ — "Fantasde" Strainee MISS RUTH HOFFMAN 4. Piano — "Moonlight Barcarolle" Schytte MR. IRA RUTH 5. Violin — "Melodies from 111 Trovatore" Verdi MISS VIRGINIA GILPIN 6. Piano — "Jumping Jack" MR. RALPH BENDER 7. Piano — "Song of the Moonflower" F. Farrar MISS BLANCHE STAEGER 8. Voice — "Serenade" '. Speaks MISS KATHRYN KREIDER 9. Organ — Reverie" Dethier MISS BEULAH SWARTZBAUGH THE CRUCIBLE 7 10. Violin — "Air No. 6 (Mercandante) " Daucla MR. ELWOOD HEISS 11. Piano — "Soaring" Schumann MISS EMMA WITMEYER 12. Ladies' Quintet — "Summer is a ConnSn' in' " Fornsete CLASS IN MUSICAL HISTORY. One of the interesting features of the Ladies' Quintet sung by the class in Musical History. This song illustrated the Polyphonic style of music which orginated between 1225 and 1240. The theme or subject is a joyous 1 flowing melody sung a'n strict imitation. Mrs. Sheldoni kindly requested the audience to note how often that joyous flowing melody would appear during the performance of the piece. She received quite a few pncn^oT-t,, hut r>one found to be correct. However, after repeating the song the right number was ascertained by several of the Music Students. Scottish atmosphere pervaded the Clio program held last Friday, Jan. 9th. The program centered around "Robert Burns." After a pleasing solo by Minerva Raab, Bessie Behney introduced us to the facts concerning the poet's life. Next we saw Burns as a "Song Writer" through a paper read by Elenore Shaeffer. Miriam Cassel, in a clever way gave us a criti- cal study of Burns. In a delightful way, Kathryn Hummelbaugh read two r>n«™~ h-" Burns. The program closed by singing several songs written by this poet. KALO The extempore program with which Kalo started the New Year proved to be very interesting. It may well be called a success from start to finish. The various numbers called for were of a helpful variety and were rendered by the impromptu participants in such a manner as to make them instructive as well as entertaining. The program was begun by Maria D'Addario with a "short story" full of wit. and humor. Paul Basehore gave some enlightening facts about his "best girl." A piano solo by Wm. Werner, rendered in a beautiful manner with technical skill, was thoroughly enjoyed. A discussion on "The Spoon is More Essential to the Maid than the Pitcher," was expounded with conviction by Beidel and Kleinfelter. They clearly emphasized some helpful facts. Raymond Oberholtzer favored the society with a short talk about his "vacation memories." Gastor Vanden- bosch showed unusual talent in a reading which everyone enjoyed. Some "Dutch Wit" was displayed by Ammon Haas. It was of an unusual type, to say the least. PHILO The outstanding feature of Philo's program on Jan. 9th was the "De- mobilization of the Service Flag," by Prof. Gingrich. With dignified elo- quence well suited to the occasion, he proclaimed the praises of the Philos who fought in the recent war, and eulogized those who paid the supreme sacrifice "that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth." He closed his speech with the valuable suggestion that a roll of honor be framed to their memory. The debate was more interesting than usual. Messrs. Nitrauer and Hastings brought forward abundant evidence to prove that "Those Intend- ing to Take Up Technical Vocations/ Should First Take Up a Course in the Liberal Arts," while Messrs. Horine and Farrell eloquently denied that it should not be so. The victory fell to the negative. A quartet of lusty voices added no little spice to the session. The editor was "there with the goods," as usual. J. Arnold presented "A New Year's Resolution" that will be profitable to all who will carry it out. 8 THE CRUCIBLE Inter-Class Basket Ball The inter-class basket ball contests will be played at 6:30 P. M. on the following dates: Jan. 12- —1922 vs. 1923 Jan. 8— -1920 vs. 1921 Jan. 19- —1921 vs. 1923 Jan. 15— -1920 vs. 1922 Jan. 26- —1920 vs. 1923 Jan. 22— -1921 vs. 1922 Feb. 2- —1922 vs. 1923 Jan. 29— 1920 vs. 1921 Feb. 9- —1921 vs. 1922 Feb. 5— -1921 vs. 1923 Feb. 16- —1920 vs. 1923 Feb. 12— -1920 vs. 1922 Feb. 23- —1920 vs. 1921 Feb. 19— -1922 vs. 1923 Mar. 1 —1920 vs. 1922 Feb. 26— -1921 vs. 1923 Mar. 8 —1920 vs. 1923 Mar. 4— -1921 vs. 1922 The first of these contests was played last Thursday between the Seniors and Juniors, the Juniors winning by the score of 15 to 11. The game was well played and hotly contested throughout. At the end of the first half the Seniors led by a 7-5 score, but the Juniors came back with a rush the second half and at the end of that half the score was tie — ll-l I. In an extra five minute period the Juniors caged two pretty field goals, win- ning 15 to 11. The Freshmen-Sophomore game played Monday, Jan. 12th, was one of the most interesting inter-class contests staged about college for some time. The first year men having suffered defeats in both the tug-of-war and the foot ball game, started the battle determined to win. The Sophs put up a plucky game in order to win. When the final whistle blew the Freshmen were on the long end of a 28 to 26 score. Girls Win Two Games Our girls opened their basket ball season at Palmyra, December 20, 1919, defeating the Palmyra High School girls by the score of 13 to 2. Throughout the game our girls outplayed their younger and inexperienced opponents, winning by a comfortable score. The work of Miss Fencil at center and that of Miss Kreider at guard were the outstanding features of the game. Another victory was gained over the Myerstown High School girls by the close score of 13 to 10. Although the Myerstown team put up a plucky fight, our team was at no time in danger of being defeated. The score stood 9 to 2 in our favor at the end of the first half. By snappy passing and brilliant shooting the Myerstown club staged a come-back during the last few minutes of play, which added a lot to the interest of the contest. Varsity Loses Two Games Our varsity suffered two defeats, both away from home. The first, was administered at Moravian College by the score of 43 to 21. The other was inflicted at Bucknell University, score 55 to 15. At Moravian our boys put up a good game during the first half, at the end of which Mo- ravian was leading by but a few points. During the second period the Moravian team pulled steadily into the lead, winning by a comfortable margin. At Bucknell our boys were completely outclassed by the fast university team. Although swept off their feet by an avalanche of field goals caged by the Bucknell men, our boys are credited with having put up a game fight until the blowing of the final whistle. THE CRUCIBLE 9 Alumni Notes Leroy Mackert, ex '19, captain of L. V. C.'s greatest football team in 1916, played right tackle on the strong Maryland State team the past season. Such was the caliber of his playing, that he was chosen to fill the position of right tackle on the mythical All-Maryland team. Charles H. Fisher, '0 4, has been at the head of the Department of Education of the West Chester State Normal School for a number of years. At present he also occupies the position of acting Professor of Education at Swarthmore College. William C. Arnold, '03, long associated with Y. M. C. A. work, is in the Educational Department of the Chicago Y. M. C. A. Joel Wheelock, formerly of Carlisle Indian and Lebanon "Valley foot- ball fame, is located at the Hampton Roads Naval Base. Wheelock was captain of the Naval Base foot ball eleven which just closed a very suc- cessful season. William E. Herr, '05, is director of activities of the Norfolk Naval Base Y. M. C. A., Norfolk, Va. As Entertainment Director, Mr. Herr is a member of the National Council on War Work in the tidewater district of Virginia. Charles E. Roudabush, '03, has attained success in educational work. He is superintendent of the public schools of Minersville, Pa. As a loyal alumnus, Mr. Roudabush has been instrumental in directing a number of young people to Lebanon Valley College. Joseph Hollinger, '17, and Daniel Walter, '18, who entered Harvard this fall to take courses in business and finance, have been chosen by the committee on athletics at that University to coach the Freshman basket ball teams. The Harvard "Crimson," in which the item appeared, stated the fact of their being former members of the Lebanon Valley basket ball teams and of the Lebanon Big Five team. Edward H. Smith, '14, recently discharged from a captaincy in the United States Army, has returned to practice law in Lebanon county. Mr. Smith received his training in matters legal at the Dickinson Law School, from which he graduated in 1917. Professor C. C. Peters, '05, who is associate professor in the Depart- ment of Education of Ohio Wesleyan University, has been appointed Direc- tor of the Curriculum Division of the Inter-Church Survey. This Survey represents the first steps in a world-wide inter-church movement. The committee in charge of the division is composed of eminent professors of the Universities of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Boston and Carnegie Tech. In recognition of his splendid work, Prof. Peters has been chosen to head these men. Ohio Wesleyan has granted him leave of absence during the second semester, in order that his whole time be devoted to the work. On Dec. 30, 1919, Miss A. Louise Kreider, a music graduate in 1908 at L. V. C, and Dr. Alfred D. Strickler, were united in wedlock at Annville by the college pastor, Dr. I. E. Runk, '03. Mrs. Gideon R. Kreider, '0 8, was matron of honor; Dr H. Malcolm Read, of York, Pa., was best man. Dr. Strickler has received degrees from Hahnemann College and Colum- bia University. As captain in the medical corps, he spent two years serv- ing his country in France. He and Mrs. Strickler are at present residing at Lebanon, where Dr. Strickler is practicing his chosen profession. Miss Ora Bachman, '13, is teaching music in the Middletown public schools. Miss Elizabeth Gallatin, '18, who occupies the position of professor of Latin and French in the high school at Romney, W. Va., spent her Christmas vacation with her parents at Annville, Pa. 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Capital Stock ....$100,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits $175,253.00 Umbrellas and Traveling Goods SPORTING GOODS E. J. Snavely & Co. "MARKET SQUARE" FINK'S BAKERY for the BEST BAKED PRODUCTS You Pay for the Articles QUALITY and SERVICE Cost You Nothing. A "Stetson" Hats 'Interwoven' Hose The Men's Shop in the Hershey Dept. Store at HERSHEY, PA. New Styles in Men's Wear are here while the styles are new — not when they are dead. "Hart, Schaffner and Marx" and ! Kirischbaum" Clothes High Grade CHOCOLATES Maillard's of New York. Apollo and Reymer's ^Fiancy Gift PackaigeS : A Specialty in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 pounds. Various High Grade CONFECTIONS always fresh. The Store with the Candy with the snap. SHOTT'S The Home of Fine Candies. Bell 27-J. 127 N. 9th St. Quality Service BURDAN'S ICE CREAM Lebanon, Pa. Pottstown, Pa. Reading, Pa. Wilmington, Del. Quality Service JACOB SARGENT MERCHANT TAILOR Ready-to- Wear Clothing W. R. WALTZ Barber Shop WEST MAIN ST., Annville, Pa. For Costumes and Caps and Gowns Write to WAAS and Son LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE CO-EDUCATIONAL Five Departments College, Academy, Music, Oratory ! and Art Grants Bachelor of Arts, Science and Music Degrees. For information write REV. G. D. GOSSARD, D. D., Pres. ANNVILLE, PA. THE CRUCIBLE Lebanon Valley Golfleg THE FINEST THINGS IN COLLEGE Creations Come From THE COLLEGE BOOK STORE We are in a Position to Assist You with GIFT SUGGESTIONS "THE EASIEST WAY" First Graduate Optician — How long did you study before getting your diploma? Second G. O. — Nearly a week. F. G. O. — What detained you? JUVENILE TERMINOLOGY Teacher — How do you put down a subtraction ^example, Eliza? Eliza — Why you puts down one number and 'en you puts down 'nother number 'nunder that'll, and you draws a stripe 'nunder bofe of 'em. THE STUBBORN THING Plaintiff (in breach of promise suit) — He was the most per- sistent suitor I ever had. He simply wouldn't take yes for an answer. Ladies' and Gents Furnishings KINPORTS ANNVILLE, PA. Student's Discount Packard find Am erican Lady SHOES Arrow Collars and SHIRTS "Say it with Flowers" The Flower Shop 19-21 North Eighth St. NURSERIES: Front and Maple Sts. Bell Phone LEBANON, PA. Satisfy Yourself Eat Burdan's Ice ICream at jthe Ideal Restaurant I. H. ROEMIG Ladies' Room Ode to Mathematics O Science, that with numbers great art packed, Nor lines nor figures hast thou ever lacked, Thou Science of all Sciences exact, We sing of thee. Long have thy mandates been proclaimed to men, Long have they talked of thee by tongue and pen, Why ancient Egypt knew thou wast e'en then, A mystery. O Mathematics, thou art known to those Who robbed themselves of nights of sweet repose, Who in the early hours of morn arose To learn of thee. To some methinks thou art a special friend For whom those signs and figures always blend; Is it in favor thou to them dost lend Especially? To Freshmen thou a grievous burden art, In Schedule thou dost play the villain part, How deep the worry bides in every heart Because of thee. Howe'er, to Juniors thou art nobler far, And Seniors recognize in thee a star, They know how many beauties hidden are, They honor thee. O Queen of Sciences! What shall we say? Can words in any way thy worth display? The symbols of language send the answer, "Nay, Not easily." Long centuries gone give record of thy birth, And age on ages show thy matchless worth This is the greatest word for thee on earth, "Infinity." — VERNA E. MUTCH, '20. 2 THE CRUCIBLE "If I Were a Paramecium" If I were a Paramecium, I'd be a terror, you bet; I'd keep the students guessin' And the profs all in a sweat. There'd be another Darwin With a theory just on me And all the world of Science Would be simply "up a tree." I'd be so wee and quiet, Till on a crystal slide Beneath a tiny cover glass I'd see that I was spied. When up through massive microscope The teachers eye I'd see, I'd wiggle all my cilia As if to say, "Show me." And out from under cover glass I'd mighty surely come. To give the profs, a swimming match Till they had brought me home. And then I'd look so innocent, (For paramecii can), And they would surely think me dead, I'd look so sad and worn. And when I saw the watchful With pencil in his hand, About to draw my picture, I'd simply skip again. For I'd be sort of modest For a Paramecium, And sensitive to portraits, I'd never feel at home. I'd swallow down my gullet Enough to last all day. Then, whirling round my peristome, * I'd swim again away. My trichocysts and vacuoles I'd labor to distort; So if the teacher saw them He'd think he'd found my heart. And all the school would wild with rage Announce to all the world, A Paramecium with a heart That they might be first herald. But since this isn't possible, I think I'd rather be An awkward, bashful country boy, just like I am — That's me. CARL W. HISER, '22. THE CRUCIBLE 3 THE CRUCIBLE Vol. VIII. Annville, Pa., Thursday, Ma-ch 4, 1920. No. 8. Literary OLIVE E. DARLING, '21. RHODES STABLEY, '22 Ass't. Activities VERNA E. MUTCH, '20. HAROLID LUTZ, '23 Ass't Editor in Oliief HUBERT R. SNOKE, '20. Associate Editors IDA BOMBERGER, '21. ORIN J. FARRELL, '21. B. F. EMENHEISER, '21. Athletics F. DOUGLAS BEIDEL, '2 0. GASTON VANDENBOSCH, '23, Ass't Alumni Editor CARROLL DAUGHERTY, '21. Music Editor, WILLIAM HERRING, '20. Business Managers CHARLES C. HART Mi AN, '20. Assistants EL WOOD HEISS, '21. GEORGE HOHL. '23. RAYMOND OBERHOLTZER, '23. RODNEY KREIDER, '22. Entered as second class matter, November 12, 1910, at the Postoffice at Annville, Pa., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price, $1.50 per year. Single copies, 15c each. Address all business communications to Charles Hartman, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. Items for publication are solicited from stu- dents and alumni, and should be in the editor's hands before the first and third Monday of each montx>. The habit of being disinterested is one of the most easily acquired habits of students and one of which the students at Lebanon Valley are not entirely innocent. It has been the purpose of THE CRUCIBLE since its inception to stimulate interest whenever possible, this purpose being fostered by faith in the idea that interest results in action, and action indicates growth. In accordance with the above idea, THE CRUCIBLE believes the time opportune to mention several facts which assuredly deserve the interest of the students in that they are essentially student problems. The first is that because of lack of funds, the Athletic Association has been com- 4 THE CRUCIBLE pelled to cancel part of the basket ball schedule and to curtail a large part of the base ball preparations. Secondly, THE CRUCIBLE, the students own and only publication, has been fighting a losing battle from the be- ginning, and expects to be compelled to close the year several months before commencement. Thirdly: In giving an education to any student Lebanon Valley pays approximately as much as does "the student. Fourthly. Within the past month, Lebanon Valley's student body was beguiled, persuaded, coaxed and driven into subscribing more than eleven hundred dollars to the cause of world-wide Prohibition. Lest we be misunderstood, we hasten to say that none of these facts are being criticised, particularly not the latter. World-wide Prohibition we regard as one of the most progressive movements of the present. But as we mentioned in the beginning of this article, we fear the habit of disinterestedness, and we present these facts in the hope they may, being presented in this form, in a measure stimulate thought and possibly action. To her subscribers and advertisers, The Crucible owes an apology for her non-appearance the past two weeks. The fact that misfortunes never come singly has been conclusively proven. In the first place, the material for the entire issue was lost in the mail enroute to Lebanon. After re- placing that material, this issue was detained because of the sickness of the printer. Finally, however, these difficulties have been overcome. Here- after it is hoped that you will receive your Crucible on time. Elvegrams How long and fierce the battle raged across a pile of books! How long we snarled and gave the profs, enduring loving looks! How long we packed away the decks and said farewell to "Rum"! How long we paced the campus paths with faces blue and glum! How oft we gazed with "tears" upon that dollar lone and last! How long we heard the chow bell ring, but study made us fast! How long we struggled, strug- gled on and swam in misery! How long a smile, a grin or two was ancient history! 'Twas then thot socializing took a sudden awful slump! 'Twas then that friendly strolls at three received a knockout bump! 'Twas then we racked our brains for thoughts and gave up in despair! 'Twas then we learned for once for all a vacuum reigns up there! 'Twas then we wished we had not waited long and precious days! 'Twas then we swore that we'd reform and change our erring ways! 'Twas then too late to grumble, 'Twas then too late to sigh! 'Twas then that we resigned to fate, we'd either do or die! 'Twas then we started in to pack our deeds in bags and trunk! 'Twas then we knew as sure as day that we were doomed to flunk! But stop! the clouds have broken, and the sun comes peeping through! It's mighty good to live again, our wildest dreams came true! Let's give one roaring, rousing yell, for we are free from crams! For we, heroes and heroines, have passed those tough exams. THE CRUCIBLE 5 Monday evening, February 24th, Lebanon Valley's debating team met Juniata's representatives on the question of the principle of the closed shop in American industry. The team from Juniata upheld the negative ide in such a manner that they were accorded the decision of the judges. This has been the first time a team from Lebanon Valley has partici- ated in an intercollegiate debate for years. While losers in this attempt, the team consisting of Kleinfelter, Horine, Arnold and Daugherty need not be ashamed. For an initial attempt, against men experienced in inter- collegiate debating, their showing was remarkably good. Prof. H. H. Shenk was the presiding officer for the evening. The judges being W. E. Schaak, Esq., Paul G. Adams, Esq., and Rev. J. N. LeVan. Glee Club Concert The Home Concert of the Glee Club is always anticipated with enthu- iasm, for we regard it as a musical treat by our "home talent." This year, once again, Lebanon Valley turned away after the entertainment proud of her gleeful sons. The program was divided into two parts, part one consisting of the usual glees and vocal and instrumental selections. The unique encores wer heartily enjoyed. A humorous operetta, entitled, "Captain Van Der Hum," was the second part. The whole performance gave evidence of horough preparation and that each one was master of his role. Th Club has just returned from a nine day trip, in which concerts ere given in Harrisburg, Red Lion, Dallastown, York, Millersburg, Sun- ury, Shamokin and Minersville. Philo-Clio Joint Session On Friday, Feb. 13th, the Philos and Clios met in Philo Hall for a oint session. The program rendered proved to be a very diverting enter- ainment. An innovation was introduced in the form of the Clio-Philo orchestra which furnished both the opening and closing numbers of the program. We are surprised to find that we had a lecturer in our midst. ~lr. Arnold delivered an illustrated lecture describing the scenic beauties *f his native city, Mauch Chunk. Vocal contributions were furnished by Myrle Saylor and Ralph Shader. The dramatic art received due represen- tation in a very amusing sketch depicting a school-room scene. A most athetic poem entitled "Wanted, an Idea," was contributed and effectively ead by Virginia Smith. The Olive Branch and Living Thots added the pice of humor to the program. After the program the chairs were moved out of their formal order and soon were observed to be arranged in pairs or circles. In other words, a social hour was in order and, to foster the spirit of good cheer, refresh- ents of sandwiches, cakes and cocoa were served. 6 THE CRUCIBLE Inter-Class Basketball League The Inter-Class Basketball League is progressing at a fine rate. Spirit and enthusiasm runs high and there is not a little rivalry and competition between the four classes at L. V. C. After a hard uphill fight, including a winning stride of four straights, the Sophomores have been able to gain first place by a half game margin. The plucky Freshmen occupy the second berth by a safe lead and constitute the main rivals of the Sophs for league supremacy. The outcome of the next four important games will undoubtedly determine the pennant winner. As the league now stands, each club has four games yet to play. January 15th the Sophomores won their first game when they de- feated the Seniors in a hard-fought contest, score 23-14. Berger and Herr led the field in points scored individually. Jan. 19, the Freshmen trounced the Juniors 32 to 25. The game was thrilling from start to finish. Uhler and Smith played well. Jan. 21, the Freshmen won their third straight when they defeated the Seniors 17-13, on the Y. M. C. A. floor at Lebanon, Pa. Feb. 2, the Freshmen met defeat at the hands of the Soph warriors, score 2 7-2 4.1. Herr played a fine game with Risser a close runner-up. Feb. 5, the Sophomores won the third straight, when they took the Seniors into camp to the tune of 26-17. This victory gave the Sophs an equal claim to first place with the Freshmen. Feb. 9, the Sophomores won their fourth straight game, when they easily dubbed the Juniors 42-16. Herr was the outstanding star of the game, having scored 26 of his teams' 42 points. Feb. 12th, in the most hotly contested game so far, the Seniors defeated the Juniors 22-21. Both teams were seriously handicapped by the absence of several of their best men. Allen's field goal in the last few seconds of play spelled defeat for the third year men. Uhler played a sterling game for the Juniors, scoring 19 of his team's 21 points. February 16th the Juniors met their cousins, the Freshmen, in a game full of sensational playing. The first half the Juniors led, but in the second period the superior team work of the Freshies asserted itself, the final score being 40-29. February 23rd the Seniors surprised every one by trouncing the Fresh- men and putting the underclassmen in second place. It brought the gradu- ating class out of last place and put the Juniors in the cellar without an argument. The score was 34-27. Herr continues to lead all others in scoring, Uhler giving him the only real competition. Standing of the teams: 1 .800 .. 4 2 .667 i 2 4 .333 4 .200 Won Lost P. C. THE CRUCIBLE 7 Girls' Varsity Seven games have been played since the last issue of THE CRUCIBLE, making a total of nine games, of which our girls have won five and lost four. They have defeated Palmyra High School and Camp Hill High School on foreign floors, Annville Junior Auxilliary, Myerstown H. S. and Harris- burg Central H. S. on our floor. They lost to Myerstown H. S. and P. R. R. of Harrisburg by one point on foreign floors, as well as Penn Hall College at Chambersburg by a large score, and P. R. R. girls of Harrisburg on our own gym floor. Gladys Fenci© continues to star with her field goals, scor- ing eleven against Annville. E. Smith is fast becoming a dependable foul goal shooter. E. Kreider can scarcely be improved upon as a standing guard, while J. Sebastian and D. Fencil play the floor in big league fashion and invariably come through with several two-pointers. Boys' Varsity Only two more games remain to be played this season, both games at home. Albright comes here on March 6th and Ursinus March 11th. By winning both of these games we will have won won eight and lost five. We stand a good chance of beating both these teams, as we have beaten Al- bright on her floor 28-24, and lost to Ursinus there 33-29, after leading most of the first half. Since the last issue we have triumphed over Juniata, Leba- non Y. M. C. A., Univ. of Penna., Jr. Varsity, Moravian College and Al- bright. We lost both games on the Juniata and State College trip, as well as the game to Ursinus. Perhaps the most important of these was the game at Albright, where we "nosed them out" in the last minutes of play in one of the fastest and best played games of the season, it being our rival's only defeat on their floor this year. The "Penn" Jr. Varsity game at Lebanon was another thriller, the outcome of the game being in doubt until the final whistle blew. Moore continues to score heavily from the field, while Harvey is just beginning to find himself. Capt. Seltzer and Fishburn can always be counted on coming through with several double- deckers. The scores of the games played since the last issue of THE CRUCIBLE: L. V. C. Opponents Jan. 15 — Juniata College at L. V. C 3 5 30 Jan. 16 — Lebanon Y. M. C. A. at Lebanon 33 20 Jan. 21 — Univ. of Penna. Jr. Varsity at Lebanon 26 23 Jan. 23 — Moravian College at L. V. C 36 27 Jan. 30 — Juniata College at Huntingdon 28 34 Jan. 31 — State College at State College 12 69 Feb. 11 — Ursinus College at Collegeville 29 33 Feb. 21 — Albright College at Myerstown 28 24 8 THE CRUCIBLE The annual inter-class game between the Sophomores and Freshmen, with varsity players eligible, was one of the best played and most exciting of its kind played here in years. White, of Steelton, who referees our Varsity games, officiated and called eighty fouls, forty-eight on the Fresh- ies and thirty-two on the Sophs, giving the rader an idea of the spirit and enthusiasm which the referee had to check. The first-year men won, 44?32, Heinle Herr scoring all the points for the Sophs with 26 fouls and three field goals. Harvey Shumaker and Risser starred for the Freshies. On February 6th the Junior Varsity went to Myerstown and lost to the Myerstown High School five by one point, the score being 27 to 26. The game was hotly contested, three extra periods of five minutes each being required to determine the victors. In this game Risser starred by shooting 2 4 out of 28 foul goals. Herr, Uhler, Risser, Homan, Scully and Beliman composed the team. On March 1st the S. A. T. C. Basket Ball team composed of three Varsity men, Fishburn, Moore and Harvey, with two players from the Junior Varsity, played a team of overseas men with veterans like Wine, Homan, Berger, Beidel, Behman, Renn and Strickler in the line-up. The betting was very light as the teams appeared evenly matched, with the S. A. T. C. team having a slight edge. The veterans of "Sunny France" opened up a big lead in the first twenty minutes, but were very nearly beaten in the closing minutes, the final whistle showing the veterans on the long end of a 30-29 score. Sailor Kleinfelter refereed. KALO MASQUERADE On Saturday evening, the 14th, was the annual celebration in honor of St. Valentine. Curious indeed were the valentines that presented them- selves in all sorts of fantastic designs. A tall, green-capped ghost with button-like eyes was chosen to lead the motley company up the long stairs to Kalo Hall. And there, to the step of martial music, this odd procession filed past the judge.s. China- men, Japanese, Mexicans, ancient oriental, red cross nurses, athletes, col- ored folks, gypsies, monks, clowns, fairies, little boys, little girls — all form- ed the attendants to a bride and bridesmaid who led the procession. The girls' prize was awarded to Topsy, whose cheeks almost burst with darkie glee at the sight of a handsome box of stationery. The boy's prize was given to Our School Boy, of six feet, gay socks, immense white gloves, a coat that was less than a fit, heavy tortoise shell glasses, and a hat that looked like a broken cork on a long-necked bottle. The prizes having been awarded, everyone unmasked, and the qustion marks that had filled the minds of the many spectators were reduced to periods. After several interesting contests, such as the peanut race, the um- brella spin, whistling trio, etc., delightful refreshments were served. It was with great reluctance that the crowd broke up to brave the wind, rain and darkness. THE CRUCIBLE 9 NEWS OF OUR ALUMNI Dr. Hervin U. Roop, A. M.. Ph.D., D.D., Lit.D., of the class of '92, has accepted a call to the presidency of York College of York, Nebraska, and has already entered upon active work in his new field of endeavor. Doctor Roop is one of the foremost educators in the United Brethren de- nomination. A scholar of very marked ability, he holds degrees from Wooster University, Wooster, Ohio, from Yale University, and from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to these years of study Doctor Roop has been engaged in continuous educational work. Following his graduation from L. V. C, he spent five years teaching in the State Normal School at Shippensburg, Pa. From there he accepted the position of State Superintendent of Teacher Training Work. His exceptional work merited his selection as President of Lebanon Valley College During the ten years which he spent in this service, the college underwent a period of growth and development unparalleled in its former or subsequent history. A great building and endowment campaign was successfully staged, and the insti- tution was placed on a solid footing. Doctor Roop has just completed his twelfth equally successful year as president of Eastern College, Manassas, Virginia. Here, too, the school has had a marked growth under his com- petent leadership. Doctor Roop is a splendid financier, and a man of re- markable executive and administrative ability. His ability as a speaker and his fine social qualities in dealing with men have made him invalu- able as an educator. L. V. C. is indeed proud of such a man. S. Frank W. Morrison, '18, is teaching zoology at Midland High School, near Pittsburgh. "Hank" is also director of Midland's athletics, and under his tutelage a very successful football season was completed. Robert Atticks, '18, occupies the responsible position of material in- spector with the Pennsylvania State Highway Department. At present "Red" is located at Harrisburg. Charles H. Fisher, '04, has been rewarded for his good work as pro- fessor of education at the West Chester Normal School, by being offered a position in the State Department of Education at Harrisburg, which he has accepted. R. Walp. Williams, '17, is professor of physics and chemistry in the Cumberland Valley State Normal School at Shippensburg, Pa. "Rube" is also coach of the school's athletics. Merle M. Hoover, '06, has been very successful in educational work since his graduation from L. V. C. His first position was that of Professor of English at Westfield College, Westfield, Illinois. He next accepted the position of Head of the Department of English in the large Jersey City High School. During the war Prof. Hoover served his country as a "Y" secretary in France. Upon returning home, he took up his old duties in Jersey City High. Phares Holdeman, '11, who saw extensive service in France as army chaplain, is serving the United Brethren church at Elizabethville, Pa. Quite a few alumni are engaged in educational work in Lebanon, Pa.: E. M. Balsbaugh, '01, is Superintendent of the City Schools; J. Lester Appenzeller, '08, is principal of the High School and Head of the Depart- ment of History; J. W. Espenshade, '03, is Vice Principal of the High School and Head of the Department of Mathematics; Miss Nellie Seltzer, '12, is head of the Department of English; Miss Alma Light, '99, teaches history in the High School; J. H. Sprecher, '07, teaches Mathematics; Miss Sara Helm, '03, is principal of the Fairview Schools; Miss Violet Wolfe, '17, teaches in the Junior High School; Miss Elizabeth Woomer, '17, is teach- ing in the Fourth Grade. Mrs. Edith Freed Martz, '10, is living at West Chester, Pa., where Prof. Martz teaches mathematics in the State Normal School. 10 THE CRUCIBLE STYLE THAT COMMENDS YOUR TASTE Good taste is the first requisite of a good impression. Seek style in your clothes by all means — but don't mistake "frills and flounces" for smartness. SOCIETY BRAND CLOTHES possess style and give you poise and personality — they can't change your character, but they reflect taste and make other men welcome your society. Always all wool. Try our dependable store for your next suit or overcoat. MANUFACTURERS CLOTHING CO. Style Headquarters- — The Home of Society Brand. 725 CUMBERLAND STREET, LEBANON, PA. For Efficient Service Patronize the Hershey Laundry We are the Best Equipped. All work guaranteed. Full Dress Work a Specialty. Stine and Strine AGENTS Photographs of Quality BLAZIER'S STUDIO LEBANON, PA. Help to Identify You. BOYER'S the best place for all kinds of FINE STATIONERY, BLANK BOOKS, LOOSE LEAF AND MEMO BOOKS. Popular FICTION Pennants' and Cushion Tops. L. V. C. Seal Jewelry- Kodaks and Film Developing and Printing. Snapshot Albums. Fountain Pens, Flash Lights, Toys, Games, Books, Decorations. 19 W. Main Street, Annville, Pa. THE CRUCIBLE 11 Bowman's Model BAKERY FOR QUALITY Bread, Cakes, Buns, Pies, Cream Puffs, Doughnuts and Crullers. Opposite the Post Office, ANNVILLE, PA. J. F. APPLE CO. LANCASTER, PA. Manufacturing Jewelers Class and Fraternity Pins RINGS, MEDALS PRIZE CUPS Also an Attractive Line of STOCK JEWELRY CHOICE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFTS "HARPEL'S" Kodaks and Film Pictures and Frames WE MAKE CLASS PINS AND RINGS Commencement Announcements OF QUALITY BASTIAN BROS. CO. 272 BASTIAN BLDG. ROCHESTER, N. Y. NEED A NEW TRUNK, BAG, SUIT CASE, TRAVELING CASE, LEATHER GOODS Bicycle and Sporting Goods? We carry a fine line of goods. PRICES RIGHT QUALITY RIGHT E. M. HOTTENSTEIN, CUMBERLAND STREET LEBANON, PA. 12 THE CRUCIBLE All American Bath and Barber Shop H. M. MONFORD, Prop. Eagle Hotel Building, Annville Penna. Bell Phone Engagements by Appointment. Both Phones ASK FOR SIMON P. FEGAN'S Soft Drinks Manufactured by Simon P. Fegan 536 NORTH EIGHTH ST., LEBANON, PA. Bell Phone SUPERFINE CHOCOLATES, BON BONS, CANDY AND ICE CREAM Fresh Home-Made Candies and Ice Cream Daily Ice Cream and Candies made to order SAY IT WITH FLOWERS J. F. Vavrous Sons 512 Cumberland St., LEBANON, PA. Harvey L. Seltzer One Price Clothier and Men's Furnisher "The House of Good Values" 769 CUMBERLAND ST., LEBANON, PA. Annville National Bank of ANNVILLE, PENNA. Capital Stock $100,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits $175,253.00 Umbrellas and Traveling Goods SPORTING GOODS E. J. Snavely & Co. "MARKET SQUARE" FINK'S BAKERY for the BEST BAKED PRODUCTS You Pay for the Articles QUALITY and SERVICE Cost You Nothing. "Stetson" Hats 'Interwoven' Hose The Men's Shop in the Hershey Dept. Stove at HERSHEY, PA. New Styles in Men's Wear are here while the styles are dcw — not when they are dead. "Hart, Schaffner and Marx" and "Kirschbaum" Clothes High Grade CHOCOLATES Ma'llard's of New York. Apollo and Reymer's . Fancy Gift Packages A Specialty in y 2 , 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 pounds. Various High Grade CONFECTIONS always fresh. The Store with the Candy with the snap. SHOTT'S The Home of Fine Candies. Bell 27-3. 127 N 9th St. Quality Service BURDAN'S ICE CREAM Lebanon - . . . . Pa. Pottstown Pa. Reading, Pa. Wilmington, Del. Quality Service JACOB SARGENT MERCHANT TAILOR Ready-to-Wear Clothing W. R. WALTZ BARBER SHOP WEST MAIN STREET, ANNVILLE, PA. For Costumes, Caps and Gowns WRITE TO WAAS and SON LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE CO-EDUCATIONAL Five Departments College, Academy, Music, Oratory and Art Grants Bachelor of Arts, Science and Music Degrees. For information write REV. G. D. GOSSARD, D. D., Pres. ANNVILLE, PA. THE FINEST THINGS IN COLLEGE Creations Come From THE COLLEGE BOOK STORE We are in a Position to Assist You with GIFT SUGGESTIONS "THE EASIEST WAY" First. Graduate Optician — How long did you study before getting your diploma? Second G. O. — Nearly a week. F. G. O. — What detained you? JUVENILE TERMINOLOGY Teacher — How do you put down a subtraction example, Eliza? Eliza — Why you puts down one number and 'en you puts down 'nother number 'nunder that'n, and you draws a stripe 'nunder bofe of 'em. THE STUBBORN THING Plaintiff (in breach of promise suit) — He was the most per- sistent suitor I ever had. He simply wouldn't take yes for an answer. Ladies' and Gents Furnishings KINPORTS ANNVILLE, PA. Student's Discount Packard and Am- erican Lady SHOES Arrow Collars and SHIRTS "Say it with Flowers" The Flower Shop 19-21 North Eighth St. NURSERIES: Front and Maple Sts. Bell Phone LEBANON, PA. Satisfy Yourself Eat Burdan's Ice Cream at (the Ideal Restaurant I. H. ROEMIG Ladies' Room Spring, Spring, Ineffable Spring! Robert D. dashed in from his shower, and began slamming shirts and neckties in his traveling bag. It was 7:00 A. M. on Easter morning, and the spring sun was pouring in on the well-worn copy of Blackstone lying on the table by the window. The young Mr. Ellsworth was a rising New York lawyer, as his mother fondly informed the neighbors in his home town. Robert D. confessed the "New York" and the "lawyer" with pleas- ure, but admitted to his dubious roommate that the "rising" was all in the point of view. The young man in question was far from being a dignified barrister at that moment. He was adding those exacting masculine final touches to his mop of dark hair with one hand, while with the other he was pawing over his ties to find a cravat sufficiently New Yorkish to startle the natives. An accurately-aimed pillow brought a remonstrating groan from the long-suffering Fred. "Hey, get up, old scout! Where are my best cuff-links? I'm going home." "Huh?" was the sleepy interrogation. "Home — heaven — mother — cocoanut custard! I'm leaving for Read- ing on the 7:43, and will be back in this old burg tomorrow morning on the 6:3 9. Old Browny telephoned last night that our Easter cantata here is postponed. His pet soprano has a cold, so they won't need my beautiful young voice. Therefore, I'm going home to the choir of my early youth to sing once more. See? Say, wake up! Where 'd you say those cuff- links were?" "In my shirt," answered Fred resignedly. "Give my love to that sweet young thing next door." Ten minutes later, another pillow shock brought the figure in the bed from happy slumber to sharp consciousness again, and he rolled over to hear Bob yelling from the stairs: "Goodby, old fellow! I'd take you along for a square meal, but I know you want to take those violets, you bought, walking up Fifth avenue this afternoon. I won't let that blamed youngster next door admire me too much. S' long!" "The darned cuss!" was Fred's affectionate Sabbath morning response. Robert Ellsworth boarded the morning express, settled down in his chair, and shook out the paper. The mirror opposite gave back a satisfying reflection of his handsome young self. He was feeling splendid and the tone of blue in his new Easter cravat pleased him immensely. He won- dered humorously if it would suit his mother. When he had been home Christmas, he had heard her say confidently to her neighbor, Mrs. Mac- Allister: 2 THE CRUCIBLE "Robert's ties are the only trouble lie ever causes me. I had thought that by the time he was twenty-six, he would wear them — well, more sub- dued." And Mrs. Mac Allister had laughingly replied: "Grace thinks them wonderful." The latter remark had at first amused and then annoyed him. The youngster next door was a pretty little thing but quiet as a rock and all eyes whenever he was around. He didn't want her mooning over him. Law and girls never did gee. He liked to show a girl a good time now and then, but he still had the one to find who cared anything about his beloved Blackstone. Not that he admired the intellectual and painfully intelligent woman. Good Lord, no! He might run over in the afternoon and take the kid — Grace — was her name. Grace? — Elizabeth, no it was Grace, — for a walk out the pike to Gretna Green. He supposd he could remember enough high school stuff to talk about. But wouldn't it be good to get home again. That little house out in the suburbs sure looked good after the crowded city. Not that he'd ever want to live anywhere but New York. Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker had been his motto for the last three years. He turned to his paper, scanned over the head lines, and soon lost himself in an account of the strategic movements of the lawyer for the defense in the case of the United States versus the Standard Oil Company. The rain pulled into the shedding and Robert Ellsworth, young New York lawyer, followed the hustling crowd into the station lobby. It was ten after eleven by the clock above the ticket window. His folks were undoubtedly in church, and if he walked briskly, he would reach St. An- drew's in time for the end of the parson's prayer. The city looked good to him in the morning sunshine. There was a promise of spring in the budding trees and in the very air. It gave one a homelike feeling to know that anyone of the passersby might be an ac- quaintance. He reached the church, and, leaving his bag in the choir room, slipped into the loft just as the worthy and reverend Doctor Greensleigh was ex- tending his petition for blessing on "those who govern this noble and spa- cious land of ours." Bob remembered that "the world" and "the heathen" were still to be petitioned, and whispered his greeting to Miss Meredith, the director. She started in surprise, but cautiously lifted an anthem from the rack and handed it down to him with a welcoming smile. "Just in time! Take the tenor part in the duet on pages three and four. It's an old one of yours. Stephen won't mind." When the congregation rose from their knees, after the Doctor's last sonorous "Amen," Mrs. Ellsworth felt an irresistible impulse draw her eyes from the contemplation of the beauty of the light falling through the stained glass window on the mass of lillies below the pulpit. She sat up with a gasp to see her son smiling at her from. his old place in the choir loft, and shaking hands in a pantomime greeting. She nudged her unsuspecting husband, and whispered excitedly: "Lands, John, there's Robert." There was a marked flutter among the Easter bonnets of the younger feminine element of the congregation, and the center of their attraction was not the pulpit. Doctor Greensleigh later remarked to Miss Meredith that there was a most peculiar break in the spirit of worship between the close of the prayer and the beginning of the anthem. The little soprano soloist turned around as the choir rose at the first tones from the great organ, and caught a glimpse of a beautifully blue tie. The anthem was sung excellently and Bob felt himself that the "Stabat Mater" duet had never gone better. He wondered who the good- looking girl that had ;s!ung with him might be. He leaned over to Miss Meredith and asked with interest. THE CRUCIBLE 3 "Who's the new soprano, Nell? She gave me splendid support in that duet." "I'll introduce you after service, stranger," was all the satisfaction he could get. After Bob had planted a kiss on the maternal and paternal cheeks, and had listened to their delighted -surprise at his unexpected appearance, he made his way through a welcoming circle of friends back to the choir loft. "Now, Nell, please introduce me to your new musical find, or I'll never sing for you again. " "How sad, and what a loss!" was! the reply tempered with a smile, — "but, since it's you'' — she tunned ito the slim young lady in blue who was standing by the organ humming over a solo and enjoying the teasing of one of the voung tenors. "Here, Hon, let Stephen alone a minute." Bob cast a disapproving glance at the young chap — college pup, he supposed, "and come let me introduce an entire stranger, Mr. Robert D. Ellsworth, of New* York City, a rising young lawyer with a tenor voice. Mr. Ellsworth, I want you, to meet Miss Grace MacAllison, graduate of the Boston Con- servatory, and soprano soloist in Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, in- cidently your next door neighbor. Robert D. stared, and vaguely murmured a conventional answer while in his mind he was trying to connect this radiantly poised young soloist with the MacAllison youngster he thought he knew. "And are you a relative of Mrs. Male Allister of this church," he asked in confused wonder. "Well, rather distantly related, I suppose," was the answer, and with a mischievous glance, "I'm her only daughter." Her hlue eyes looked innocently into his dark ones, "You .can't possibly belong to the Ellsworths who live next door to me?" "Not at all, was Bob's prompt reply, "I'm itheir only son. I say, Miss Meredith, that's a nice joke to play on an old friend of yours!" "Really, Bob, your New Yorkian omniscience is overwhelming at times. Now if your legal miind can't comprehend itlhat, run along and have Grace help you look it up in( the dictionary, I'm busy." That afternoon, after consuming exactly one-half of his mother's large sized cocoanut custards, Robert D. Ellsworth, with a hurried and unin- telligible explanation to his mother about looking up some information in the MacAllister dictionary, sauntered across the lawn. She called to him, "Your father's dictionary is on the lower left hand shelf of the/ book case in the sitting room, Robert" but Robert had gone. Late itlhat evening, as| he was unpacking his bag, he declared to his mother that he thought he'd stay home a day -or two. Dad and he could clear un some legal data that was bothering him. Did she know where his old dress suit was? He was getting sort of old for such affairs, but since he was here, he might as well go to Mis® MacAllister's birthday^ dance on Tuesday evening. The following Wednesday brought a telegram, sent collect, from the irrepressible Fred. "Blackstone getting hoary with dust. Where the dickens are you? Mr. Fred Houston opened the reply telegram later that evening with slightly nervous fingers. "Hang Blackstone! Suing for life contract with girl next door." BOB" He paid the boy dazedly, and dropping on the bed, punched a pillow reminiscently and muttered: "Can you beat it?" E. Virginia Smith. 4 THE CRUCIBLE The Kalozetean Literary Society OF LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE Requests the honor of your presence at their FORTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY EXERCISES FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1020 Eight O'clock. Eagle Conservatory. St. Patrick's Party North Hall parlor was downed in real Irish Green at 8 o'clock, Sat- urday evening-, Martin 20th. Everywhere one looked he saw green, — the improvised table scarfs, the temporary "frescoeing" on ithe walls, the green curtains and draperies, the green baleatrade, the delicate touches of green in the ladies' gowns, all contributed their share in convincing us that St. Patrick's celebration was at hand. Everyone decided to be a genuine Irishman just for one night, so each found h is place at a table and sat down to gaze upon a well known Irish product, the Irish potato. Since the Irish are an imaginative people the committee decided a test should be made as to which ones were the most Irish, among us, so each one was asked to elevate the low condition of the common potato by some ingenious transformations. After a half hour of hard work it was discovered that the common white potato had the possibilities of becoming gentlemen of the dude type, baseball men with a black eye, "green" riding hoods, and prim little maids. The long Irish pipe, the pigs, the donkeys, etc., the mule drivers, were among the clever curiosities. The next part of the program was a test as to Irish wit, namely, Pro- gressive Conversation. "Blarney," "Shamrocks," and "Snakes" were dis- cussed. "Irish Ancestors" recalled pleasant memories for some, but the subject "Irish Stew" was heartily entered into by everyone present. It was a thing not to be talked about, nor dreamed, but something really to be seen and enjoyed for the little maidens with the igreen embroidered tissue napkins furnished each one with genuine Irish Stew. Promptly ait 11 o'clock, the energetic ringing of a beU brought us back + o America, and down, to earth. The "Pats" and "Mikes ' stole away and the hall looked like a nursery after a party. Mathematical Round Table The anniversary program of the Mathematical Round Table was given at Prof. Lehman's home, on Thursday evening, March 25th. The first num- ber on the program was "Mathematical Roll Call" by the sceretary, Miss Myrtle Lefever. Each member to be marked present, had to respond to some mathematical problem, the solution of which required not so much intellectuality, or gray matter, or mathematical skill, as genuine Irish wit. The second number was a paper read by Miss Verna Mutch, on the sub- ject, "Mathematical Bugs." It was a treatise on over-applied mathematics and bid us beware of too much study. "Mathematics by the Quittie," by Prof. W. N. Martin, was very witty and adventuresome. Prof. Lehman had to go fishing by the Quittie. His six- foot pole, stout line, and strong hook proved to be the right kind of fishing tackle, for his efforts were not in vain. A fish was caught for each senior member of the Round Table. Then something, heavy and unwieldy, be- came tangled in his hook, and with difficulty was it drawn from the depths. It was a huge box, and on it the address of Prof, and Mrs. J. E. Lehman. In it was a token befitting the Easter tide. Delightful refreshments were served and the "Knights" of the Round Table escorted their ladies home. The evening proved to be another of those events that shall be stowed away among the list of pleasant memo- ries of our college days. THE CRUCIBLE 5 JAEGER^ THE CRUCIBLE Vol. VIII. Annville, Pa., Tuesday, March 23, 1920. No. 9. Literary OLIVE E. DARLING, '21. RHODES STABLEY, '22 Ass't Activities VERNA E. MUTCH, '2 0. HAROLD LUTZ, '23 Ass't. Editor in Chief HUBERT R. SNOKE, '20. Associate Editors IDA BOMBERGER, '21. ORIN J. FARRELL, '21. B. F. EMENHEISER, '21. Athletic? F. DOUGLAS BEIDEL, '20. GASTON VANDENBOSCH, '23, Ass't Alumni Editor CARROLL DAUGHERTY, '21. Music Editor, WILLIAM HERRING, '20. Business Managers OHARLElS C. HARTM'AN, '20. Assistants ELWOOD HEI'SS, '21. GEORGE HOHL. '23. RAYMOND OBERHOLTZER, '23. RODNEY KREIDER, '22. Entered as second class matter, November 12, 1910, at the Postoffice at Annville, Pa., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price, $1.50 per year. Single copies, 15c each. Address all business communications to Charles Hartman, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. Items for publication are solicited from stu- dents and alumni, and should be in the editor's hands before the first and third Monday of each rnoim EDITORIAL In the great business of life, generation follows generation. When one has done its work, there is another ready, yea eager to take up the task. Even so is it with THE CRUCIBLE. One more staff has accomplished its work and retires with this issue. A new one has already been organ- ized and will present the result of their first efforts in the next edition. By this change we lose from our band of editors Verna Mutch, Hubert R. Snoke, Charles C. Hartman, Douglas A. Beidel, and William I. Herring. The mighty chief, having sufficient credits for graduation, has already gone from our midst till commencement. The loss of his presence will be felt keenly by every student. As an editor-in-chief he was capable and efficient and to fill the vacancy that he leaves will be difficult. Nevertheless, it is the determination of the new staff to carry on the good work that has been started in the founding of THE CRUCIBLE. But 6 THE CRUCIBLE this will mean intense co-operation, not only on the part of the staff, but by the whole student body, working in conjunction with the staff. Stu- dents, the various editors are but your representatives. The paper is yours; and the staff is but the group of workers who are to bear the brunt of the task. So, back them up! Lend them your heartiest support! Help make THE CRUCIBLE what Lebanon Valley's paper ought to be! The retiring staff has labored long and hard. The new staff will do its utmost at every turn. But you, O students, are the corporation that publishes the college paper. Take all the stock in the enterprise that you possibly can, and you will be richly rewarded in dividends. When Daddy's Paper's Late I'm always somehow awful scared, And try to be sedate, When I hear the clock strike half-past nine, And my daddy's paper's late. I eat my breakfast without a word, And fold my napkin straight. Because, you know, my daddy's there, And his morning paper's late. My daddy, he gets awful mad, When that morning paper's late, He paces up and down the yard. He stamps out to the gate. My dog and I walk off alone, (My dog's as scared as I.) We hide behind the apple tree Till the paper boy goes by. I shiver and tremble all the time. I'm in a dreadful state. I think that you will understand When your daddy's paper's late. How Much Did You Give? At a mass meeting held ostensibly for the purpose of raising money for the carrying on of the baseball season, enough was subscribed by the students and faculty to see the season through. There was but a mere handful of students there; but enthusiasm ran rife. In the neighborhood of $400 was subscribed. Professors Gingrich and Strickler exhorted the students to do their utmost. That their per- suasiveness and powers of exhortation stood them in good stead is evidenced by the amount of the subscription. With so much "pep" amongst the profs and students, we predict a banner year for our school in the national pastime. "Y" Leaders Chosen The officers for the coming year in the work of the Y. M. C. A. have been elected and are about to be installed. They are as follows: President, Cretzinger; Vice-President, Stabley; Treasurer, Hastings; Chorister, Sni- der; Pianist, Stabley; Librarian, Bartholomew; Secretary, Boyer. May they have the best of success in their labors for the betterment of the men of the school! THE CRUCIBLE 7 Inter-Church World Movement On March 12th, 13th and 14th, Lebanon Valley was visited by a dele- gation representing the Inter-Church World Movement. The purpose is to bring before the students of the country the needs and opportunities of the Church, especially in the mission field. The delegation consisted of the following persons: Miss Vera Blinn, general secretary and treasurer of the W. M. A. of the U. B. Church; Professor Showers of Bonebrake Theological Seminary; Mrs. John Springer, a missionary from South Africa; and Rev. Batdorf and Dr. Kinnard, both of Lancaster. Short speeches were made in chapel on Friday morning. Friday evening Rev. Batdorf spoke; and a graphic presentation of the conditions found in various mis- sion fields was given by Dr. Kinnard in an illustrated lecture. Miss Blinn and Professor Showers addressed the students Saturday morning; and in the evening Mrs. Springer presented some interesting facts about South Africa where industrial civilization is active, and where "the most dangerous beast" is the white man who brings to the natives intoxi- cating liquors and their accompanying vices. Sunday morning Professor Showers preached in the U. B. church. Miss Blinn and Mrs. Springer addressed the Y. W. C. A. and Prof. Showers the Y. M. C. A. in the afternoon, and in the evening Miss Blinn gave the address in the church. The messages brought by these people, representing the united efforts of the various denominations of the Protestant Church in the evangelizing of the world, were well calculated to broaden our vision of the world's needs and our responsibility concerning them. Installation By the Y. W. C. A. Cabinet On Sunday, March 21st, tlhe new officers Of the Y. W. C. A., who had been elected at tlhe business! meeting on March l(Mh, were formally in- stalled. After the installation a short talk was given by the new presi- dent, Mary Shettel. The following are the new Y. W. C. A. officers: President Mary Shettel Vice-President Margaret Weir Treasurer Bffie Hiffs Recording Secretary Lena Angell Corresponding Secretary Eleanor Shaeffer Three Strikes— You're Out The lid was pried off the base ball season when in response to a call for candidates, issued by Coach Strickler, thirty-two men reported for practice. Although larger squads have been here, there was not one which looked as promising as our "hopefuls" do. Although this was the first practice, the boys have been limbering up for the last two weeks, and mid-season form was displayed by everyone. The same "pep" and enthusiasm manifested at the mass meeting is in evidence on the ball park; and this fact bodes evil for our rivals this year. The most promising candidates for the positions are: Pitchers, Dun- can, Wolfe, Witmer, Fake, Wolfersberger and Ruiz; Infielders, Capt. Fish- burn, Bachman, Moore, Williams, Horine, and Harvey; Outfielders, Daugh- erty, Heiss, Clemens, Dunkle, Felty, Carillo, Strine, Nitrauer and Stine. Perhaps the most interesting battle for a position is behind the plate. Uhler, last year's catcher, bids fair to win the position again; but the irre- pressible Matchton is not to be slighted, and it is a toss-up as to who will bear the brunt of the catching burden. From all indications we have a wonderful team. So, let the students and faculty put their shoulders to the wheel, as it were, and give their heartiest support to the team, and we know they'll do the rest. THE CRUCIBLE STYLE THAT COMMENDS YOUR TASTE Good taste is the first requisite of a good impression. Seek style in your clothes by all means 1 — but don't mistake "frills and flounces" for smartness. 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Second G. O. — Nearly a week. F. G. O. — What detained you? JUVENILE TERMINOLOGY Teacher — How do you put down a subtraction example, Eliza? Eliza — Why you puts down one number and 'en you puts down 'nother number 'nunder that'n, and you draws a stripe 'nunder bote of 'em. THE STUBBORN THING Plaintiff (in breach of promise suit) — He was the most per- sistent suitor I ever had. He simply wouldn't take yes for an answer. Ladies' and Gents Furnishings KINPORTS ANNVILLE, PA. Student's Discount Packard and Am- erican Lady SHOES iirrow Collars and SHIRTS "Say it with Flowers" The Flower Shop 19-21 North Eighth St. NURSERIES: Front and Maple Sts. Bell Phone LEBANON, PA. Satisfy Yourself Eat Burdan's Ice ICream at jthe Ideal Restaurant I. H. ROEMIG Ladies' Room The Crucible The Romance of a Lost Letter Once I was loved and cherished, now I lie old and forgotten in a trunk with many cousins like myself. I have lain with many other 'treasures, in and old trunk, within the attic of a rose covered cotatgc for many years. Sometimes it is months before I hear a step on the dusty planks. Then when it comes, it is so light, so soft and almost sweet, the footsteps die away and the trunk lid is lifted. I find myself with other treasures taken out. Murmered words deep sighs and sometimes tears fall upon me. I look up into a sweet kind iface with eyes that are fai away, soft brown hair with silver. I believe it is like Spring with the soft rains, the light breezes, and the sweet smell of lavender above and over all. Sometimes I am very lonely but mostly always happy because my companions and I have jolly times, relating our past experiences. 'Tis lovely to hear the fan tell of all the society balls, dances and dinners she attended; to hear the laces and ribbons tell of all their youthful pleasures; to hear the faded flowers tell of their wonderful days, the kisses and caresses bestowed upon them, the sweet words whispered over them. And then all listen with tears in their eyes to my sad story. I was created when this lady, my ilavender lady was young and gay. I remember well, I first saw the light of day under a sunset sky, with my lady lying in a hammock. I'm full of sunshine and gladness and yet there is a sting of pain din) my very heart; because of a suspected sorrow of my lady. When I was all complete, my lady ,put me in my beautiful envelope house, pink edged and bordered in gold. She sealed the house and put my name and numlber on the front door. I was carried down a' long shady lane just as the siun was sinking, and dropped in a quaint little box. I stayed in this' box until next morning when a stately old man put ime into many other icousins in a large bag. I rode some distance to a small white building and there I met more friends. It seemed many of . us were bound for the same place. I traveled some time on a black, puffy, jolting train and was placed on a beautiful big waiter bud. We siped out to sea and were rocked to sleep by the songs of the angry waves. Soon our water bud rested and we were at a beautiful island. Many days I laid in a little whitt building wiith others like mysellif. Each day one of my friends Would leave me but more new friends kept coming. I began to think I too would soon go and one fine day I did. But to my great disappointment I went over the same road I had come. I didn't care for itihe scenery nor the water as I slept below most of the time THE CRUCIBLE mUJf* Twl" h 1 la ? d , 6d T Ud SOOn WES sl P eedin S over the land in a fast ex- piess i wo days later I was in that same 'Kittle ibox I smarted from «.h« i f? y hair6d man carried m « to a quaint little room of pink and white and I found myself in the; tibSfa white .bands of my lady lying in a tiny eanoped bed. She pressed me to her heart and, fasti came the rain on my house of pink and gold. She whispered, she murmered, "O where is he! Where is my love?" I stayed with her until the was well enough to walk in the garden and then she iput me in a lavender scented box on her dressing table Time wore on, it seemed years to me, and one day she packed me with other treasures in the old trunk where I am today. I never knew my lady showered tears on me every time she came to the attic and took me from my hidingplace. One day, a day in April Spring was here with it-3 joy, she came and sat beside the old trunk with me on her laip. Rain was pattering on tlhe tin roof like pennies falling in a Iffirtflei box- r but her drops of grief came faster and seemed larger than those outside. They flashed on m y worn old pink and gold envelope. 'Twas this day she told me iher story. My lavender lady had a lover in her youthful days. They loved each in theirXown way, deep, deep in tlheir hearts — till' one day ihe no long- er able to conceal his love, expressed it, asking her to be his — only his forever. She not knowing how deep her love for him and not knowing whether it was- true love, in an unthinking way — toM him to wait awhile. He, thinking she cherished, no love for him, departed to a distant country. I was the'r messenger, their cupid — only I didn't do my duty. I , did not reach him to beg his pardo,n and bear the messaige of her love for him. I came back to my lavender lady and have lived with her ever since. This is the story I tell to my friends the fan, the laces, the ribbons and faded roses. But ah! — wait! — I hear foot steps and they are made by more than one. The key in igr'ndrn^, the Md' squealks. I isee the \Ught of day. A gentle hand take me out — 'tis my lavender lady and with her, her lover. She with tears in her eyes reads my story to him. I am crushed between a manly, strong, yet caressing hand and a dainty white lily hand — my lavender lady's, as their lips meet in the twlight over the old trunk in the attic. The Crucible's Wit Heiser — "Professor Derrickson, how long would a fishworm live on a hook?" Professor — "Till some sucker would come along and take him off." Dr. McClean — "I wish that that clop-hopper of a Faust would stop making a noise like a barn, reciting like a grasshopper and coughing like a horse." Prof. Gingrich — "How many sexes are there, Emenheiser?" Ben — "Three: Male sex, female sex, and insects." , t'w - * * * Seems as if some of the young men around our college would make good soldiers. You can treat them, but they won't retreat. * * * Dr. McClean — "Mr. Daddain, please turn around front. We don't want all of the beauty in the back part of the room." — THE CRUCIBLE 3 $500 For a Play The present serious shortage of nurses and the excellent opportunities for college trained women to attain positions of leadership in this rapidly developing profession will be emphasized by the country-wide celebration on May 12th, of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightin- gale. One of the most interesting features of the celebration is the prize of $500 offered by the Central Council for Nursing Education, for the best full length play based on incidents in the life of Florence Nightingale. The competition closes August 1st, 1920. Manuscripts should be sub- mitted in typewritten form accompanied by a stamped return envelope, and should be addressed to the Nightingale Centennial Committee, National Organization for Public Health Nursing, 156 Fifth Ave., New York City. The manuscript should be signed, not by the name of the author, but by a pen name. An accompanying envelope inscribed with this same pen name should contain the full name and address of the author. The fol- lowing committee has been appointed to judge the manuscripts: Mrs, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Miss Marylka Modjeska, Miss Alice Beer, Miss Lillian D. Wald. No restrictions are imposed either on the form of the play or on the treatment of the subject matter. It is urged, however, that persons wishing to compete for the prize prepare themselves by a study of Florence Nightin- gale's writings and of the biographies, such as the two volume "Life" by Sir Edward T. Cook (MacMillan & Co., New York), and the section on Florence Nightingale in Lyton Strachey's "Eminent Victorians," G. Putnam Sons, New York. Suggestions may also be obtained from the Florence Nightingale Tableaux published by MacMillan, and from Mary Aid's brief monograph, both of which may be obtained in pamphlet form through the Nightingale Centennial Committee, National Organization for Public Health Nursing, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The Junior Recital of the members of the class of 1921, who are spe- cializing in music and oratory attracted a large audience to the audito- rium of the Conservatory of Music, Tuesday evening, April 20th. A pro- gram of beautiful piano and pipe organ selections, interspersed with in-| teresting and well presented readings was given and was enjoyed by the auditors. The students acquitted themselves in a manner which gained for themselves hearty applause and reflected much credit upon their instruc- tors. The members of the class are: Misses Kathryn Englehardt, Sara Moeckel, Beulah Swartzbaugh, Emma Witmeyer, Josephine Bonitz, Kath- ryn Hummelbaugh, Mabel V. Miller, and Edith V, Stager. In recognition of the excellent cage record of the girls' varsity bas- ketball team during the past season, Coach Paul L. Strickler and Manager Huber D. Strine on the evening of April 22nd tendered the members of the team a party at the Penn-Harris Hotel in Harrisburg. The coach and manager and their guests were conveyed to and from the Capitol City in automobiles belonging to Howard Kreider, of Annville, and Daniel Walter of Lebanon. The following members of the team were guests: Misses Jen- nie Sebastian, Gladys and Dorothy Fencil, Elizabeth Kreider, Kathryn Long Elizabeth Smith and Sara Garver. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kreider Junior Recital Girls' Varsity 4 THE CRUCIBLE of Annville and Daniel Walter of Lebanon were also guests. The girls' team, captained by Miss Gladys Fencil, had a highly suc- cessful season, winning nine games out of thirteen. Four were lost by only small margins. How the "Grads" Are Faring About thirty-five members of the Alumni Association and ex-students ot Lebanon Valley College gathered at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadel- phia on the evening of April 16th, and there held a Lebanon Valley College banquet. The banqueters were exclusively residents of the Quaker City or its suburbs, with the exception of the guests of honor, President G D Gossard and Dr. J. E. Lehman of the college. The banquet was appropriately timed, since it almost immediately followed the overwhelming defeat visited upon the University of Pennsyl- vania base ball n^ne by the Blue and White diamond squad. Practically all of th- speakers, who included Dr. S. C. Enck, '91, toastmaster, and Dr Carl Schmidt, '14, Charles Arndt '14 and Dr. J. E. Lehman, '74, during the course of their addresses referred to the athletic victory of the day before. Miss Helen M. Schaak, '18, gave a reading; Miss Mary Musser, '10, and Dr. Ralph Engle, '05, sang very entertainingly. These officers were elected for the Philadelphia branch of the Asso- ciation: Presicfent, Dr. S. C. Enck, '91; vice-president, Edith M Lehman '13; secretary, Ruth Haines, '19; treasurer, Victor A. Arndt, '05. The following were in attendance: Misses Edith M.' Lehman '13, Emma R. Loos '01, Ruth Engle '15, Martha Schmidt '19, Mary Musser 'lo' Helen Schaak '18, Ada M. Beidler '18, Florence E. Clippinger '13, Esther N. Schell '12, Sara E. Zimmerman '13, Martha E. Snyder '14, Ruth Haines '19; Messrs. Walter K. Fasnacht ex-,18, Ralph F. Engle '05, E Kephart Boughter '13, John A. Long '16, Frank Butler ex-'20, Carl F Schmidt '14 Charles H. Arndt '14, -Victor A. Arndt '05, Emmett C. Roop '03, A. L. Line- baugh '08, Lester A. Rodes '14, Wilbert D. Peck '19, S. C. Enck. '91, D S Eshleman '94, Mrs. Mellie F. Bowman '94, Mrs. Ida Bowman Richards '94, J. E. Lehman '74, President G. D. Gossard, Maurice W. Bowman, Mrs. s! C. Enck, Miss Rose Reddick, Miss Anna Karns, Mr. and Mrs. George W Haines. James G. March, '16, was recently elected principal of the public schools at Sunbury, Pa. Prof. Stanley R. Oldham, '08, principal of the Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, Maine, is the author of an unique English textbook, entitled "Laboratory Manual of English Composition." The purpose o? this book is well illustrated by the following quotations from the preface: "Indeed, it may be said that the method of this book is summed up in these three words, investigation, comparison and practice — and the greatest of these is practice. Let the English classroom become a laboratory for experiment and practice, with teacher and pupil working together on the exercises." Roger S. B. Hartz, recently discharged from the United States army after serving overseas in the capacity of a lieutenant-colonel, is now located at Havana, Cuba, where he is in the employ of a prominent American con- struction company. Among alumni who attended the Kalozetean Literary Society anniver- sary celebration on April 9th were the Rev. Ira S. Ernst, of Chewsville, Md.; the Rev. C. R. Longenecker, of Palmyra; Ray Grube, of Ephrata; Miss Ethel Strickler, of Lebanon, and the Rev. T. B. Lyter, of Woodbine, Pa. with his wife, who was Miss Ruth Strickler, of Lebanon. THE CRUCIBLE 5 THE CRUCIBLE Vol. VI I I. Annville, Pa., Tuesday , April 27, 1920. No. 10. Editor-in-Chief ORIN J. FARRELL, '21 Associates OLIVE E. DARLING, '21 B. P. EMENHEISER, '21 AMOS HAAS, '21 MIRIAM CASSEL, '22. Literary Athletics RHODES R. STABLEY, '22 GUY W MOORE '21 MAE REEVES, '23 HAROLD LUTZ, ''2.3 Activities Music GEORGE O. HOHL, '23 EMMA WITMEYER '21 ETHEL LEHMAN, '22 BEULAH SWARTZBAUGH, '21 Alumni Jokes and Exchanges LUCILE SHENK, '23 HEBER MUTCH, '23 Business Manager CARROLL C. DAUGHERTY, 21 Assistants P. RODNEY KREIDER. '22 RAYMOND OBERHOLTZER, '23 GASTON VANDEN BOSCHE, '23. Entered as second class matter, November 12, 1910, at the Post Office at Annville, Pa., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price, $1.50 per year. Single copies, 15c each. Address all communications to Carroll C. Daugherty, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. Items for publication are solicited from students and alumni, and should be in the editor's hands before the second and fourth Friday of each month. EDITORIAL When the fickle weather of April merges into the clear even sunshine of May, we feel that Spring has really come to stay, and Winter has paid his last call. Centuries ago our ancestors rejoiced at this victory of Spring- time and in the month of May went out into the open fields to celebrate in simple pantomime the death of Winter and the revival of Spring. The beauty of this custom still appeals to our aesthetic sense, and soon L V will celebrate the ages old festival of May Day. 6 THE CRUCIBLE May Day has always been one of the happiest days of the whole col- lege year. The very campus, decked in festal garb, seems to rejoice in welcoming crowds of alumni and friends. It is hoped that this year, in spite of obstacles, the traditional charm of May Day may not diminish but rather increase. Unfortunately, owing to an oversight on the part of the management of the Athletic Association, a baseball game and a track meet have been scheduled for May 8th, and a number of our men will be absent. This unfortunate circumstance makes it imperative for the suc- cess of the festival, that all who remain show an intense interest and doubled energy in carrying through the program. Although May Day is conducted under the auspices of the Y. W. C. A., it is an affair of universal interest to the whole school, and the Y. W. expects the hearty co-operation of all the men just as the athletic teams rely upon the co-operation of the girls. The entertainment committee has been laboring under great difficul- ties owing to the loss of the baseball men, and the delay resulting from a vain endeavor to adjust the conflict between the athletic schedule and our date for May Da, . However, there is still opportunity to work up an ex- cellent program if all who are asked will do their best. Can we count on you? Kalozetean Literary Society Anniversary On Friday evening, April 9th, was held the exercises of the forty-third anniversary of the Kalozetean Literary Society. The first act was held in Engle Hall, where the audience enjoyed a literary treat, consisting of an address and two orations. The president, Chas. C. Hartman, delivered an address on the importance of colleges to civilization. Edward Allen made personal health his theme, and Claude Kleinfelter completed the orations by a strong denunciation of war. Douglas Beidle gave a southern reading on "Love, Plain, Ordinary Love." Musical numbers were presented by Ira Ruth and Chas. Hoerner. Act two was laid in the "Gym," where refreshments were served and social hour was observed. Y. W. Lassies Go South Sunday afternoon, April 18th, Y. W. C. A. was held in South Hall parlor, — the first time in several years. The South Hall girls, led by Miss Minerva Raab, had charge of the meeting. Miss Maryland Glenn sang "Face to Face," in a pleasing manner; Miss Raab had for her subject, "How Do We Pray." After a well rendered violin solo by Miss Christine Happel, the girls freely discussed the subject. This was the best attended meet- ing of the year, and was enjoyed by all. South Hall extends an invitation to Y. W. for another meeting in the future. In a recent meeting of the Student Volunteers one of the members prayed for "Grace for our outgoing missionary;" Another requested that "a guardian Angell be sent to protect Crim." _ T H E CRUCIBLE 7 Victorious '23! By defeating the Seniors 3 7 to 16 on March 24th the Freshmen cage- men copped the Inter-Class League pennant and ended the reign of basket ball at L. V. C. for the 1919-20 season. Soon after the opening of the season the League resolved itself into a struggle between the Sophomores and the Freshmen as neither the Seniors nor Juniors could withstand the attacks of the two teams of underclassmen. But the first year men by dint of better playing all around soon forged their way to the top and were still there when the league schedule was concluded. Only two games were los* by the Freshmen, while seven were won, thereby giving the green- crowned lads a percentage of 77 8. And besides, the Freshmen in their nine games scored 52 more points than their nearest competitors. Risser was the leader among the Freshmen scorers, while Smith, the captain of the quintet ran him a close second. Forward Faust also stood high m the scoring' list. In number of field goals scored, Smith was only one behind Herr, Sophomore, and leading scorer in the league. Freshmen . . Sophomores Seniors Juniors . . . Herr, Sophomore Uhler, Junior . . . Risser, Freshman Smith, Freshman Berger, Senior . Faust, Freshman Strine, Senior . . Won Lost p. C. Points 7 2 .778 269 5 3 .625 217 3 6 .333 175 2 6 .250 172 Field Foul Total Games Goals Goals Missed Points 8 37 51 53 125 8 25 56 67 106 7 12 67 51 91 9 36 8 18 80 8 17 26 34 60 8 24 2 10 50 9 21 42 L. V. vs. U. of P. The student body went wild on the night of April 15th. Its diamond stars returned on that evening from Philadelphia, victors in a base ball fray with the fast University of Pennsylvania nine. By a score of 6 to 1 they had handed Penn its first defeat of the season and covered themselves with glory by batting five of the university pitchers all over the lot while their own pitcher, Walter Wolf, a Connecticut youngster, held the univer- sity's stars to a lone run with his southpaw slants. L. V. was scheduled as a practice game, taking the place of Franklin and Marshall who cancelled, but Moore, Bachman and Fishburn quickly disappointed Penn by slashing out a double, triple and singly and scoiing two runs in the very first inning. Scheffey, also a portsider, was on the mound for Penn but he lasted only three innings. Ituntztnger, another Penn ace, took the mound and was pitching well, but was relieved because of a sore arm. He was followed by Harvey, who took to the showers after walking four men in succession. Gibbs followed but was replaced by Murray who finished the game. Two singles, an error and a free pass net- ted L. V. their third run in the third inning. Walter Wolf was the hero of the game. His pitching was air-tight and he was invincible in the pinches. He was given faultless support in the THE CRUCIBLE Held and Moore, Bachman and Fishburn helped him score a victory by slug- Ring like big leaguers. Moore led the slaughter with three doubles- Fish- burn had a triple, double and single and Bachman a triple and single Wolf himself banged out a triple on one of his trips to the plate. On the return of the team the students, after a rousing reception formed a pajama parade and visited the homes of all of the faculty mem- bers announcing the score and calling for speeches. An entire period was given to cheering and speeches in chapel next morning. While the varsity was defeating Penn, the scrubs cleaned up the Ann- ville High School nine by a 4 to 2 score. Fake was on the mound for the reserves and Yake for Annville, and both twirled good ball Strine Stabley and Fake were the chief offenders with the bat for the scrubs W. E, Herr Receives Fine Offers William E. Herr, director of activities of the Navy Y. M. C A in Norfolk, Va., has recently been offered the positions of General Secretary of a Navy y. M. C. A. in New England and of an Army Association in the South, but after consideration Mr. Herr decided to remain in charge of the four departments of activities at the Norfolk Navy Y. M. C. A. His committee of management raised his salary so as to cover the same which he would have received at either place. They did this voluntarily after Mr. Herr decided to stay. Both the offers were flattering, and presented to him by his National Board, after years of service in Navy work. Mr. Herr began Y. M. C. A. work as an assistant, and went up through the vari- ous departments until now he directs the religious, physical, social and educ? onal departments in the large Norfolk Association. He graduated from L. V. C. in 1907. W. S. G. A. Party North Hall was the scene of a merry making party April 17th, when the halls and parlors echoed with the merry laughs of the spring clad lasses of our alma mater. Games and music were the main features of the even- ing. The fair lasses wore their prettiest frocks and sweetest smiles as they flitted through the halls. The handsome sex were made very con- spicuous by their absence. At a late hour the merrymakers enjoyed punch, sandwiches, dainty cakes and crackers, and later — pleasant dreams. South Hall was just about to retire when a soft step was heard in the hall. Everybody was scared; girls threw down magazines in exchange for college books, and tried to assume innocent airs, for they knew 'twas their preceptress. She did not look so cheery when she said, "Girls, will you all be in the parlor in half an hour?" Many silent conferences were held, and finally at the appointed hour the girls in dainty attire befitting dormitory life at that hour, stole softly down the sairway in moccasins. Miss Adams received the girls in the daintily decorated parlor, Miss Heffelman in due honor to her South Hall days of '17 served. Conversation drifted to parties, when Heffie remarked "It's about time we were having another sophomore party." THE CRUCIBLE 9 Miss Adams asked, "But where do you get enough chairs?" Heffie— thinking of Saturday evenings: "We have about enough." Miss Adams further remarked, "In speaking of sophomore parties Christine looks bored." Christine holding her sore eye replies: "I'm suffering." Miss Adams: "Well,y ou don't have to stay." Miss Adams in response to many requests honored her guests by read- ing impersonations with true talent. Just then the tinkling of the retiring bell from he upper hall scattered the girls to happy dreams And There Was Nothing Left! All love was gone, he did not care For wifey strong and deft; The table — cupboard — house — was bare — And there was nothing left! He went his way to Social Whirls With tread so slow so deft; He spent his coin on chorus girls — 'Till there was nothing left. 'Twas 4 A. M. and home he stole With tread so slow so deft; A rolling pin — a crock — a bowl — — And there was nothing left! Come, Visit North Hall Shall we go to the third floor first? Alright, this way, turn to your right. Th ; 3 -is Milred's) room. Why so noisy? Lets peep and see. Oh! its Hele-i, Kath. H., K'ath. K. and Mike playing a game of five hundred, while Lena and Miriam stir the fudge. What does the sign next door say? "BUSY" — M. V. M. Angus and Darling are studying Biology. Don't disturb them. No. |35. The door is ajar, but. mo one is home. Oh! here is a picture of Beck and one of Witmer too. That boisterous laughing must come from Lula's room. Yes, /here are Dot, Esther, Verna and Eleanor making paper roses for May Day. Second floor next. Sh! walk easy this is Dr. McLean's apartment. That corner soiife belongs to Dora, Vlirgimia, and Myrtle. As usual Pearl and Mary Bortner are entertailning the crowd. Here comes the Hall President Ruth Evans. I thought they were too 'noisy. Behold, the middle suite, the habitat af the W. G. G. A presi- dent and Helena. Take a peep and see tlhe diligent khitters. A few steps more and we will be at the domicile of Sara and the twin Ruths. Yes, Jennie is here too. All are studying as usual. Hark! the bell rinigs\ Sure enough, it is 10.15. It's Miss Miller returning from her evening stroll. Another bell. 10.20 and light out. Good night. 10 THE CRUCIBLE STYLE THAT COMMENDS YOUR TASTE Good taste is the first requisite of a good impression. Seek style in your clotihes by all means — but don't mistake "frills and flounces" for smartness. 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However, two of the lost games were played with semi-professional clubs, thus leaving three victories over and two defeats by college teams. The first of these games was that against the Lebanon team of the Bethlehem Steel League at Lebanon on April 29th. The fray was a walk- away for the steel men, the score being 19 to 1. The loss is not, however, a discredit to the team as they were up against ex-big leaguers and pro- fessional players, and the score does not fairly represent the type of ball put" up by the collegians. One cause for rejoicing over the game was that the L. V. boys sent Mayer, who pitched a game for the Chicago White Sox in the world's series of last year, to the showers after a short stay on the . mound. Captain Pishburn's squad recovered their batting eye and their usual pep on the college athletic field on May 5th and, with Southpaw Witmer on the mound and hurling unhittable ball, easily won from the Franklin and Marshall nine by the score of 9 to 0. L. V.'s men hit timely and heavy, Horine and Witmer leading with the willow. The very next day the outfit journeyed to Myerstown and took into camp their old rival, Albright, to the tune of 5 to 1. Here Wolf was just as stingy with hits as his mound partner had been the day before and "Haps" Benfer's would-be athletes were set down in one-two-three order in every inning except two. Moore was responsible for half of Lebanon Valley's six hits while Matchton played a creditable game behind the bat, cutting off no less than six men on the base paths with his reliable pegs. Dickinson pulled the unexpected at the athletic field in Annville on May 12th and hung a defeat on Coach Strickler's diamond men with a 4 to 2 score. L. V. outhit their opponents, but erratic fielding helped Dickinson in their, run-getting. Dickinson garnered all four of their runs in the third inning on a single and double, a walk, a hit player and errors by Bachman and Moore. Wolf again pitched winning ball, but the breaks were against him. On May 15th L. V.'s tossers wended their way to Collegeville and met the Ursinus nine on the diamond. Another defeat resulted, this time L. V. being blanked while Ursinus collected four runs. Witmer was on the mound and struck out but was not tight enough in the pinches. L. V.'s six hits were all wasted. Again on May 19th another defeat was registered against our nine by the Klein Chocolate Company team at Elizabethtown, 10 to 1. Wolf was hit freely by the semi-professionals and was relieved by Witmer in the sev- enth inning. Wolf started off in great style, allowing only a measly infield hit in the first four innings, but Klein clan got next to his portside slants after that and took advantage of their hits. Harned, doing mound du*y for Klein, held us to four singles. Two days later found the Lebanon Valley squad treating the Juniata aggregation rough on their diamond at Huntingdon. Thirteen safe swats were poled out by the local club for a total of eleven runs while Ursinus was fortunate enough to tally three runs off Witmer's airtight pitching. Horine with three hits led in the batting, while Bachman and Witmer both played a fine fielding game. Of the seven games which they have played with college teams, L. V.'s 2 THE CRUCIBLE varsity nine has won four and lost three. The reserves were defeated by the Lebanon High School nine at Leba- non on May 4, 6 to 0. Fake did the twirling for the locals and was touched up for eight safeties. Freshmen T rim Sophs An easy triumph was registered over the Sophomores by the Freshmen in the annual game of base ball on May 27th. Although making several misplays, the Freshmen made good use of the willow and nicked Fake's shoots for fifteen bingles in the seven innings which were played and made those fifteen swats count for eighteen runs, while the Sophs managed to get four weak hits off Witmer for a total of six runs. The game was as exciting as it was erratic, and the peculiar antics of some of the Soph professionals were particularly amusing and laughable. The second-year men gave up the ghost and the game in the seventh after the Freshmen had tallied nine runs in the one inning. To the Sophomores To the Sophomore Class of L. V. C, Greetings from your friends of '23; We've learned to know the great and tall. The short and fat, We know them all. There is Ethel who laughs and Larry who chaffs, And Homan of football fame: There is Gertrude prim, and Meta slim. And Anna who's true to her name. We know them all. And there's Doc, who is tall, and Adam small. And the orator, Jay Arnold: There is Joe, petite, and Sammie sweet. And Eflie the would-be doctor. We know them all. And there's all the rest of '22. From Shadel with his ideas new And Stabley the literary shark, To Johnnie Snider, who's never blue. We know them all. So here's to the class of '22: You've forgot us and we've forgot you; But nevertheless — Ever faithful, ever true we'll be, as brothers To the dear old White and Blue of L. V. C. BY A — FRESHIE. 3 Green Grow the Freshies CHORUS: Green grow the Freshies, O! Green grow the Freshies, O! The sweetest hours that e'er ~re spent Are spent when ye are Freshies, O! Now, we have here, at old L. V. Our full share of the creatures, O! And tall and thin, In many varied features, O! There's Beck the tall, and Hughs the small And Faust, the heavy walker, O! And Hohl the fat, Terry — the thin, And Reeves, who's quite a talker, O! Shader 's the man, who in the halls Shakes hands with all the ladies, O! While next in line Comes Katharine Stine, Star pupil of Prof. Beattie's, O! From out this motley verdant class We cannot scan each merit, O! We'll leave th,e rest Our deep respect, I'm sure they all deserve it, O! So here's a toast to "Twenty Three," Good wishes hale and hearty, O! With hopes that soon During next full moon, We'll have a hiking party, O! By A. "SOPH." Philokosmian Anniversary The Fifty-third Anniversary of the Philokosmian Literary Society on the night of May 15th was a grand success. Keim's orchestra opened the pro- gram with an overture of high order. The invocation by Rev. T. Berry Plummer, D.D., of Carlisle, was followed by the president's address on "Training for Leadership," delivered in a masterful manner by Huber Dale Strine. Mr. Strine pointed out in a logical manner the incalculable value of a literary training in the life of every individual, who has ambiitons* to succeed, to rise from the rank and file of mediocrity. The Philo chorus pleased the large audience with a fine rendition of Shakespeare's song from a Midsummer Night's Dream," entitled "Over Hill and Dale." A smart, ringing encore, "O Mistress Mine," answered the hearty applause of the first selection. "Orientation," the only oration of the evening, was delivered by John L. Berger, in a truly oratorical style. We were vividly reminded of the gross political injustice of a modern machine and shown the way to har- mony and tranquility on a firm and truly democratic basis. William I. Herring, senior in the Conservatory of Music, brought the first part of the 4 THE CRUCIBLE program to a close with two beautiful and finely rendered piano selections. The anniversary was a complete success — success in that it was dis- tinctly different from anything ever given by L. V. students o» a similar occasion, successful in that it broke down a time-worn custom and estab- lished in its stead a real live precedent. That real live precedent was a fine dramatization of Lord Dunsany's play — "A Night At An Inn.'' The weirdness of the setting, the subtle machi- nations of wit, the wonderful contrast in character portrayal, the weaknesses of human nature, exhilaration from the breath of success, and groans of mortal dismay at the hands of Doom — these impressions of that play will remain forever in our memories. Orientalism in all its entirety spread its features over us and swayed us in tlie mighty grasp of its mysticisms. And, above all, the warning and finally the apparition of Fate convicted us of an inevitable doom, somewhere — somewhere. To Prof. T. Bayard Beatty goes the unstinted praise of every Philo man for his untiring efforts in the production of the playlet. The audience showed its true appreciation by calling loudly for him to appear on the plat- form at the end of the performance. Following is the cast of characters: A. B. Scott-Fortesque (the Toff), a dilapidated gentleman; Cawley H. Strine, '20, William Jones Bill, mer- chant Sailor, Carroll Daugherty, '21; Albert Thomas, '21; Jacob Smith (Sniggers), merchant sailor, Russell O. Shadle, '22; First Priest of Klesh, Harold T. Lutz, '23; Second Priest of Klesh, J. I. Cretzinger, '21; Third Priest of Klesh, Ralph E. Boyer, '23; Klesh, Walter E. Deibler, '20. When the curtain had fallen on the last scene, Philo's guests departed to the halls of the society where amid merry laughter and light, gaysome music, they found refreshments and social enjoyment. Junior Freshman Hike For some time the Juniors and their class cousins of '23 had been planning for a joint hike. Their dream of months was realized last Mon- day, May seventeenth. At 7 sharp the cousins assembled on the campus, and a few minutes later found them strolling onward to Bachman's woods. They arrived just in time to watch the stars peep out. A roaring fire burst from a pile of logs and sticks and the real hike began, the race to and from the basket where the much-longed-for edibles were kept. Seated on logs and mother nature's carpet, around the blazing fire, we heard just what each class thought of the other, from Mildred Rowland and Birdie Renn. Miss Hummelbaugh delighted the hikers with several well-mastered impersonations. Every one enjoyed the H. S. club from L. V. M. D., who charmed their audience with clever, catchy airs. Pro- fessor Beatty pleased us all by telling some new jokes and ending up with one of his interesting readings. Our athletes, Ferd. Beck and Giggs Moore, gave interesting personals about their audience. With true musical talent Orin Farrel gave us two little love songs. We tackled Professor Sheldon next, and finally after much persuasion, he rose from his comfy log seat by the fire and in his own musical way began to sing, but alas it was a familiar air, and we all joined heartily in our alma mater. A large ring was formed around the fire, and as the merry hikers danced about the fire the clear night air rang with the voices of lads and lasses of '21 and '23. At a late hour the hikers enjoyed the stroll home, through the beautiful moonlight. THE CRUCIBLE 5 THE CRUCIBLE Vol. VIII. Annville, Pa., Thursday, June 3, 1920. No. 11. Editor-in-Chief ORIN J. FARRELL, '21 Associates OLIVE E. DARLING, '21 B. F. EMENHEISER, '21 AMOS HAAS, '21 MIRIAM CASSEL, '22. Literary RHODES R. STABLEY, '22 MAE REEVES, '23 Activities GEORGE O. HOHL, '23 ETHEL LEHMAN, '22 Alumni LUCILE SHENK, '23 Atb .etics GUY W. MOjjRE, '21 HAROLD LI .Z, '23 Music EMMA WITMEYER, "21 BEULAH SWARTZRAUGH, '21 Jokes and Exchanges HEBER MUTCH, '23 Business Manager CARROLL C. DAUGHERTY, 21 Assistants P. RODNEY KREIDER. '22 - RAYMOND OBERHOLTZER, '23 GASTON VANDEN BOSCHE, '23. Entered as second class matter, November 12, 1910, at the Post Office at Annville, Pa., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price, $1.50 per . year. Single copies, 15c each. Address all communications to Carroll C. Daugherty, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. Items for publication are solicited from students and alumni, and should be in the editor's hands before the second and fourth Friday of each month. Students' Evening Recital A recital was rendered by the students of the Conservatory of Music and School of Oratory Thursday evening, May 13th. Miss Ruth Hoffman gave an organ number. Misses Maryland Glenn, Kathryn Kratzert, Olive Darling, Kathryn Stein, Esther Fink, and Messrs. Meyer Herr, Russell Sha- de], John Cretzinger, read. Piano selections were rendered by Misses Verna Pell, Martha Keeney and Minerva Raab. Misses Pearl Seitz and Beulah Swartzbaugh and Mr. Orin Farrell gave vocal solos. 6 T HE CRUCIBLE Eiirydice Concert The annual concert of the Eurydice Choral Club was held Thursday evening, April 29th, at Engle Hall. Mm. Bertyne N. Collins, soprano of New York, was welcomed by those who hai met her last year, and won the hearts of the new students, by her pleasing personality. "De Coppah Moon" seems to have made the biggest hit of the club's numbers. "Wake, Miss Luidy," another Southern melody, was enjoyed almost equally as well. "Morning Mood" and "Ase's Death" from "Peer Gynt Suite," by Grieg, showed careful training. "The Nightingale and the Rose" and "Goodbye Summer" were "something different." Mrs. Ne Collins gave the "Jewel Song" from "Faust" in her beautiful, artistic manner. Her second group consisted of three French songs. As an encore she gave "Carry Me Back To Old Virginy" in such a manner as she only can. "Spring" by Henschel, "The Last Hour," by Kramer, and "Little Wheel a Turning in My Heart," (a negro melody arranged by Fisher), were most enjoyable. Her imitation of the birds in "Spring" showed her skill as a lyric soprano. The cantata, "The Tale of the Bell." was rendered by Mrs. Ne Collins and the club. Miss Emma Witmeyer was at the organ and Miss Ruth Engle at the piano. Miss Mabel A. Miller deserves great credit for her splendid work as directress. After the concert an informal reception was held in Prof. Sheldon s studio where punc" and cakes were served. Senior Recitals Miss Myrl Saylor, mezzo-soprano, and Mr. William I. Herring, pianist seniors in the Conservatory of Music, gave a recital in Engle Hall Tuesday, May 18th. Program: ' . , Piano Sonata, Op. 31, No. 2 (1st movement) Beethoven Mr. Herring. Aria _ Sleep! Why Dost Thou Leave Me (Semele) . . Handel Bili, Eili! Kurt Schindler Miss Saylor. Piano— Nocturne, Op. 3 7, No. 2 S?°S!j Ballade, Op. 23 ChoDm Mr. Herring. Songs — "Bergere Legere" "Que ne suis-je la fongere" "Venez, Agreeable Printemps" . ■ Bergerettes of Eighteenth Century, by J. B. Wecherlm. Miss Saylor. Piano— Praeludium, Op. 10, No. 1 JI^S ^!! Choir de Lune.Op. 37, No. 1 Jsz! Polonaise No. 2 1SZ Mr. Herring. Songs _''When Love is Kind" Old English Melody "Shepherd, Play a Little Air" William Stickles "Life's Paradise" Mary Helen Brown Miss Saylor. President G. D. Gossard recently attended an educational meeting, held at Washington, D. C. The meeting was especially called by Commis- sioner of Education P. P. Claxton. THE CRUCIBLE 7 A Senior Oratorical Recital was given by Miss Myrtle Lefever, assisted by Miss Emma Witmeyer, a '19 graduate in organ, Thursday, May 27. Program: , Organ — Sonata, Op. 80 No. 5, Allegro Appassionato Guilmant Miss Witmeyer. The Mallet's Masterpiece Edward Peple Miss Lefever. Organ (a) The Swan Saint Saens (b) Caprice Ralph Kinder Miss Witmeyer. Comedy — Joint Owners in Spain Alice Brown Miss Lefever. Piece Heroique .Caesar Franck Miss Witmeyer. Selection from Evangeline Henry Longfellow, Miss Lefever. Miss R. Helena Maulfair, senior in oratory, and Miss Carrie May Wal- born, pianist, senior in the Conservatory of Music, gave the following pro- gram Tuesday evening, May 25: , Piano — Sonata, Op. 57 (1st Movement) ( Beethoven Miss Walborn. Reading — Mother O' Mine Alice Garland Steele Miss Maulfair. Piano — Berceuse Chopin The Two Larks Th. Leschetisky Miss Walborn. Reading — The Revenge Alfred Tennyson Miss Maulfair. Piano — Polichinelle Rachmaninoff Warum? R. Schumann Valse de Concert Wieniawski Miss Walborn. Reading — The Falcon ' Alfred Tennyson Miss Maulfair. Ibsen Party Given By Prof. Beatty Too intellectual, did you say? That's w\at somebody feared the party would be when Professor Beatty entertained ti:e class in English V and VII at his home on May the 20th. However, the person with the evil apprehen- sions forgot to worry as the fun of the evening progressed. We are sure that if the spirit of Ibsen were hovering about he would be much elated by the homage accorded him by English V and VII, though it is doubtful whether he would have been able to recognize some of his plays as they were charaded. Our respects Jiaving thus been paid to Ibsen, some very modern plays were read, to the huge enjoyment of everyone. Next pencils and paper were passed around. Horrors! Is this a camouflaged exam.? Oh no, just some very clever puzzles to show how smart you are. Then t'ae eats! Wasn't that cake good? Needless to say, everyone had a happy and contented feeling when finally the company took its leave and wended its way toward the campus. THE CRUCIBLE The Glee's "Wind Up" Season As usual, the Conservatory Chapel was the scene of a most ex- traordinary entertainment, Friday, April 23d, when the jolly Glee'rs and their friends were invited to a party by Professor and Mrs. Sheldon. The happy crowd gathered about 8:15 P. M., and being divided into groups of three, each was anxious to see the performance of the other. Well, the program started with a pantomime, and I dare say it was excellent, for you know they got a prize. But then, there were others — others who got prizes for their ability in presentation ranging from "love farce" to great acrobatic stunts. But this wasn't all. About the time the crowd thought of going home they were asked to visit Professor Sheldon's home. Gee! What a surprise! Those snug little tables all set, and for only two (couples), together with the eats placed on them, made everv last one wish for another such time. But lo! another week-end is here, and the date is now the 30th of the same month; and the same jolly bunch, save a slight change in the female appearances, was seen to leave Annville for Reading early in the afternoon to spend another full night together, and'' thus end the year successfully. And they did. After a short view of the city, the excitement was started, after dis- posing of the fair sex, by a grand rush for the Y. M. C. A., where the first landing, picked out the best rooms and in which their valuables were locked. Stine, as usual, was last to- arrive, and landed a room without a lock, so in order to reserve his bed for the night, a note, on which was written "This bed is mine," was placed rather conspicuously on the bed. Several of the boys, visiting his room during his absence, discovered this note, and a similar one on the bed opposite this note said, "This bed is» hers" (Herr's); so they all knew the room was taken for the night. No one ate lunch, hence were prepared for the grand dinner. Two by two the twenty-six couples came together in the grand and spacious lounging rooms of the large "Berkshire." "I guess they're all here, so we'll have a picture taken," Professor Sheldon remarked. All were ready for the snap. When Stine asked for Herr and finding him absent, retired again for another half hour, until the gentleman arrived. But the elab- ora' e and delicious feast awaited the crowd, so they hustled into the cozy panor where they were greeted with such things as grape fruit maraschino, celery, olives, consomme en tasse, broiled blue fish, maitre D'hotel, Parisi- enne potatoes, roast stuffed turkey, potato croquettes, green peas, lettuce and tomato salad, mayonnaise, strawberries, fancy cake, Neopolitan ice cream, coffee and mints, etc. With Professor Sheldon as toastmaster the following delightful pro- gram was rendered: Three flash lights picturing scenes on our Glee Club's trips; Accident- ally accidental accidents to L. V. C. G. C. 1920; Editorials; Before and After Concerts; A questionaire on the operetta, "Fraternally Yours," the Eurydice Choral Club; Impressions and expressions gathered through travel in interest of greater L. V. C. A public session of a Private Execu- tive Board Meeting of the Men's Glee Club. The program ended with the granting of certificates and prizes, yet this did not entirely end the banquet, for until wee hours in the morning they could be seen leaving the "halls of fame" as stray sheep of the fold. Although the evening was quite unpleasant out in the open, the en< tertainment given during the program and after, was such that everyone present may oft recall the banquet of L. V.'s 1919 and '20 Glee Club. THE CRUCIBLE iss Adams Entertains the Cast of Junior Good evening, Lady Jacobson! Is Sir Isaac well? Ah! Here is Esther too! Cecil will be delighted to see her. Ulrica has been expecting a call from Adrian. Just for the evening of May 14th, the Cotswolds laid aside their hatred for their Jewish neighbors; and, through the hospitality of Miss -Vdams spent a delightful evening with the family from the House Next Door Sir John seemed to have forgotten entirely his bitter race prejudice- for throughout the evening he could be observed chatting amicably with Ladv Jacobscn. A great deal of enjoyment was found in pantomiming the most im- pressive scenes of the play, especially as nearly evervone bad a different part than was originally his. Miss Adams evidently considers costuming an important element of the historic art; for she set each to the task of designing and fashioning a costume for some character of the play with pins and crepe paper for materials and a clothes pin for a model When this was done everyone partook with the greatest delight of the delicious refreshments served by our hostess. By this time the evening was rapidly advancing; and Ilaximilian who aside from his capacity as servant to the Jacobsons, is a baseball man — was beginning to think of retiring. But before the party broke up Miss Adams gave us, by special request, a much-appreciated treat in the form of several readings. Afterward the Cotswolds and Jacobsons reluctantly took their leave. Seniors Entertained By the Gossards Friday night, May 15th, Dr., Mrs. and Miss Minnie Gossard entertained the Seniors in royal fashion. After the folks of '20 had all assembled at the Gossard home, the fun began. The party was arranged in calendar style. For each month of the year there was an appropriate function Prizes were offered in some of the contests and races. For January the guests were required to make New Year's resolutions. The short month demanded a valentine party. March, the month of St. Patrick, was fit- tingly celebrated by a potato race. Everybody hunted for peanuts' in April, but alas! it was all an April Fool. May was of course the time for the May Pole dance. There was a really, truly May Pole on the porch and around it danced the merry people. June is the time of graduates. So those who were about to undergo that order 1, had to make June graduates out of corn- cobs and black crepe paper. August, the time of the harvest moon, called for a moonlight walk on the porch. September brings back the school days. So a country school was held. October makes us think of 'Hallowe'en. And sure enough, there came stalking in a ghost who called himself the Spirit of the Class of 1920. He told them how they had pleased and displeased them and what they should do after school days. November, the month of har- vest, was celebrated with a vegetable-guessing contest. December, of course, brings Christmas to mind. And there was a real Santa Claus who gave each one of the graduating persons a nice present for being so good. Then came the "Eats." They were more J :han delicious. No one will ever forget them. Nor will this party ever pass from the memory of the members of 10 THE CRUCIBLE Senior Mirror Name Commonly Chief Hobby Called Characteristic Edward Allen "Ned" Seriousness Biol. Lab. Earl B-v?kman "Backie" Cussing Cards Warren Becktold .... "Bee" Silence Business Bessie B. Behney .... "B. B." Perseverance Studying John L. Berger "Berg" Inrtustriousness Nothing special F. D. Beidel "Dugie" Joking South Hall Harry Crim "Crim" Teasing Girls Walter Deibler . . . . . "Deib" Tardiness Pipe Harry Burborow .... "Durbie" Being Broke A chew Ruth Evans . . \ "Evans" Dignity Teaching Esther M. Fin?" "Es" Talking Styles Harvey Fishbarn .... "Fish" Silence Athletics Charles Frost "Jack" Reserved Books Solomon Hagy "Sol" Dutchness Politics Charles Hartman .... "Fat" Working Track Ruth Hoffman "Hoff" Good Nature Pipe Organ Mae S. Hohi "Mae" Size Autoing Claude Klein felter ..."Dutch" Temper Football Myrtle Lefes-er "Dodgie" Smile "Ted" Sarah M. Light "Sal". Cheerfulness Having "cases" Helena Maulfair . . . . "H'lena" Chatting Oratory Ruby McCauley "Ruby" Pleasantness French John McGinness "Dad" Arguing Tennis Ralph Mease "Measie" Good sense Chem. Robert Morrow "Bob" His walk Photography Verna Mutch "Very Much" Dignitv Math. Harry Ruppenthal . . . "Old Lady" Laughing Correspondence Myrl Savior "Myrl" Nsiveness Singing Jennie Sebastian .... "Jennie" Neatness Biol. Virginia Smith ...... "Dittie" Good humor Powdpring Huber Snoke "Snoke" Seriousness "The Crucible" Myrtle Snyder "Mvrt" Good looks Reading Cawley Stine "Stine" Noise Socializing Huber Strine "Strine" Selfconsciousness Pressing Eldridge Stumbaugh. . "Stummv" Flirting Eating onions Chester Wine "Twisted" Physique Mohawking Guy Yarrison "Yarry" Reticence Chem. Dora Zeitlin "Debbie" Kidding Dancing When the Fire in the Dorm Goes Out Oh there's times around old L. V. C. when everyone gets sore, And there's times when even Christians cuss a little bit or more; And the folks must always optimistic start to spit and spout, But the time you hear 'em raven's when the fire in the dorm goes out! You can hear old Solly roaring when the water's pure and cold, And what our fighting Dutchman sez! The half cannot be told; And the poor defenseless fireman would be stumped to sauerkraut, If the sweari*' gang would get him when the fire in the dorm goes out! THE CRUCIBLE 11 The French Play A very novel and entertaining program was presented by the students of the French department under the direction of Miss Emma R. Schmauk and Mrs. Mary C. Green in Engle Conservatory, May 19, 1920. The pro- gram consisted of two one scene acts. The first, Les Facheux, was, repre- sented by Edith Stager, Sara Garver, Ruth Hoffman, Gertrude Gingrich Olive Darling and Ida Bomberger. It depicted the duties, trials and inter- ruptions of a college girl, those common to all college students especially when endeavoring to prepare for an examination. The characters of the second pay, Le Retours des Soldats, weer E. Gaston Vanderbosche, Heber Mutch, Christine Happel, Ruby McCauley, E. C. Hastings and Esther Miller. Herein was enacted a beautiful love story of a young demobilized army officer upon his return home from the great war. Between the acts the audience was delighted by several selected French solos by Miss Myrl V. Saylor, accompanied upon the pipe organ by Miss Emma Witmeyer. Everybody present enjoyed the delightful hour and commended on the splendid performance of each member on the pro- gram. A silver offering was taken by which a neat sum was realized for the benefit of the French department. The May-Pole Dance The May Day Exercises were A fine affair, Gay music, shouts, And laughter filled the air, Sir Robin Hood and his brave men in green With pretty maids in revelry were seen, The Freshmen gave a dance with pleasing grace, The Sophomores did a minuet in measured pace. The fair May Queen and her attendants gay Were the important features of the day. The brilliant colors of the gowns and flowers Made a bright scene amid the festal bowers. And while the halls with visitors did throng, The chorus made the air resound with song. But that which did the gay scene most enhance, The crowning feature, was the May-Pole Dance. Scientific Club Wednesday, May *19th, the Scientific Club held its last meeting for this year. Prof. Derickson gave a most interesting as well as profitable illustrated lecture on "Skeletons by the Radiograph." He showed picture after picture of skeletons that were seen in the living animal — by the use of the special photographing machine. After the program ice cream and cake were served as a parting celebration. Then followed the business session in which the officers for the coming term were elected. Those chosen were : 12 THE CRUCIBLE Prof. Sheldon To Leave L. V. Professor E. Edwin Sheldon, for ten years head of the Conservatory of Music at this place, has recently asked the members of the board of trustees not to consider him for re-election, having only recently received a call to Susquehanna University at a splendid increase in salary. Pvofessor Sheldon came to us ten years ago from Susquehanna, where he taugnt for a period of seven years. The Conservatory of Music has rapidly grown in size and through his efforts the, conservatory has become one of the most widely known de- partment in the school. The Men's Glee Club, under his splendid direction has achieved great popularity both here and in the four corners of this State. Though we are sorry to lose him, we are glad that he has progressed sufficiently to warrant every success for him in the future. With him and Mrs. Sheldon go the well wishes of hosts of friends and / admirers. Alumni Notes Prof. J. Paul Rupp, L. V. C. '19, has the distinction of being the youngest principal of a high school in the State of Ohio. Workii;- under him are a ?aff of thirty-six teachers. Prof. Paul Wagner, former principal of the L. V. Academy, has applied for re-eleciion to that position, having spent two years in the service of his country, if elected he will succeed Prof, William N. "Martin, '18, who will leave in August for Africa to take up missionary work. In June Prof. Martin will take as his bride Miss Grace Snyder, '19, who will accompany him to the foreign field. Miss Lillian Kendig, ex '17, of Santa Cruz, New Mexico, spent a short time in Annville renewing old acquaintances and visiting Lebanon Valley College. The engagement of Prof. George A. William, '13, professor of chem- istry and physics at Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia, to Miss Lena Byrnes Stafford, of the Department of Education, the same place, was re- cently announced. Prof. Williams is well known here, having resided in Annville for sev- eral years previous to his entrance in college. He served for several years in the chemical department of the U. S. Army. Miss Stafford is a graduate of the Radford State Normal School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Stafford, of Mechanicsburg, Virginia. The marriage will probably take place in the late autumn. It is rumored that — Spess has given up hope after a period of "darkness." "Peggie" Weir and "Ted" spend considerable time Sunday nights in the dining hall "drinking." May Reeves intends severing connection with Lebanon Valley College since all-night dances are not the vogue. Jack Bowman has become an authority on the "potato" proposition. "Nig" Faust is spending his money recklessly s'eeing "America First." Miss Hummelbaugh turned down Berger's proposal — to annihilate goggles. Mr. Bortne'', York, Pa., mistook L. V. for an asylum for the insane and otherwise mentally deficient unfortunates and expects to remove "Mary" to more appropriate surroundings next year. Mrs Mary Stehman ran for doctor and got him. "Sol" accepted a position to teach vocal in the University of Shoneck. THE CRUCIBLE 13 Math Round Table w i * The - 1( lZ e Z ° f ft mathem atics held their last session for this term Wednesday night, May 26th. An excellent program on Geometry *as pre- sented, and many visitors were present to profit by it. As the hour was growing late, the members postponed the business session till the following noon when they elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President Carroll R. Daugherty; Vice-President, Russel Bowman- Secretary, Miriam Cassel; Treasurer, Gaston Vanden Bosche. owman ' Reconciliation (Translated from Horace, Book 111, Ode IV) "While I found favor in your eyes And you were sweet on no other guys The Persan king had nothing on me, For I was as happy as could be." "Before with Chloe you fell in love And I was still yuor turtle-dove, Lydia could more envy rouse Than even Mars fair mortal spouse." / "Now Thracian Chloe rules my heart; She plays the uke and sings her part For her I'd face the cruellest death To make the fates spare her dear breath." "The mutual flame of love binds me With Calais who lives in Thurii; For him I'd willingly die twice If the fates wouldn't spare him otherwise." "What do you say if we'd bind again Our former love with a golden chain? If I give up red-haired Chloe for thee Will the door of your heart be open to me?" 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